Taken from my iPhone, this is the morning sky just after my feet his the floor. I think it’s a pretty peaceful way to greet the day.
Archives for October 12, 2011
Once again, YaYa was assigned more homework that he could handle. Last night, as I was fighting back the wave of unconsciousness, he was still downstairs hard at work. Only, he was not making much headway. Boys his age are not meant to still be doing homework past 10 pm.
Unfortunately, YaYa’s schoolwork is really picking up this year. And although my upbringing tells me that he is not handling the load of school his extracurricular schedule, I know that private high schools and (in the future) colleges want only the well-rounded students. Single-minded, scholarly-focused applicants need not apply.
Reluctantly, YaYa went to bed at 10:30 pm — only after I promised that I would get him up at 5 am. Seriously! I can’t even get him out of bed at 7 am; getting the boy up at 5 am was going to be a feat in and of itself. Furthermore, I did NOT want to be waking up at 5 am.
The problem with me creating my own do-it-yourself training plan for a sport that I know very little about is that you are likely to get a few things…um…WRONG. Apparently, there is no need for a 3 week taper (or perhaps anything other than a light week) in century training. I’d sent my plan to a few of cycling enthusiasts but when I received reactions like The Man who said, “I generally don’t incorporate a taper,” I misconstrued this to mean that *he* did not because he is such a seasoned cyclist.
It wasn’t until Big Sis commented that I’d recover quick enough from this weekend’s century to turn around and do another the following weekend that I clued into my error. Umm…and then I began to panic. Could it actual be bad to have backed off so much in the weeks leading up to my 100-miler? Oh dear, oh deary, dear, dear.
Somehow, some way, if I was to reconcile the whole matter, I would need to log a healthy helping of miles.