Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I rode into school today and discovered a few things:

1. I get out of shape fast. I have only been riding once sometimes twice a week for a total of 30-60 miles a week, instead of the maximum 250 miles a week. I have been cutting back for the past three or four weeks now and I just have lots of trouble keeping up the old speed.

2. I stopped the bus driver near my house this morning how long it takes to get downtown and he said only 45 minutes... I have trouble believing him, since I passed him and never saw him pass me again, and it took me 1:10 to get here, but anyways it may be a good alternative to get to school. I will probably buy a monthly pass and try to get some extra study time in on the bus this month.

3. I decided to run 60 miles before Christmas. I think it may be a good time to start running again and try to stay in semi-racing shape just in case a race comes along that I want to do, I wont have to train. Plus I just want to feel the way, giving blood last month doesn't help my situation.

I read today that Jan Ulrich is getting half a million dollars that is owed to him from 2003 tour de France. He wasn't paid because he had been accused of doping... He is clear and never cheated I guess. I am glad, because he was one of my favorites. Which just reminds me that I wanted to mention that the Italian cyclist "the Cobra" a loser, if you know his real name I will give you a t-shirt.


Proud Momma said...

Ricardo Ricco!!! ha ha...where is my shirt!
Love you and miss you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

LIBBY you beat me to it... RICARDO RICCO!!!! AHHHHHH you suck. I want a shirt. YOu totally googled it, there is no way you knew that!
Dan how can you keep up with training with your school? I wish I could find the motivation to train. I NEED IT! I need to live near you!

Dan Robyn and Melia said...

Did you guys know that or google it?
ha ha ok I will send you both something if you googled it, otherwise Libs wins..!!! I will think of another one

Dan Robyn and Melia said...

Hmmm...interesting stuff. Have fun with all of your running over your break

The RC Miller Clan said...

Dan, you're amazing for riding and running that much! I don't know what to do to kick my butt in gear. I want to look as good as Rob did preggers and don't know if its gonna happen. I certainly can't see myself running 30 miles a week or whatever she was doing! aaaahhh! But I only wanna gain 10kgs (22 lbs) Can you give me some tips? Besides not eating everyting I feel like eating?? haha I'm so serious tho. Maybe I will call you..