I want to be the strongest member of the team on G2 this summer, at least physically. My big mountain experience I know is lacking. I also watched the video of the 1993 American G2 expedition it was pretty interesting. Crazy to see the route I will be climbing. I've dealt with more exposure in the past rock climbing but this route, even though it is the standard route, is no joke.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Human Powered Awesomeness!
I did a human powered training workout today for Pakistan. The idea has been floating around my apartment for a month or so of cycling to Mt. Wachusett and hiking up then taking a ski run and riding back to Worcester. Last night Russ and I were sitting around watching a movie talking about the 55 degree day ahead. Since I had lent my van out to the outing club officers to take a first aid course in New Hampshire I was car-less and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to cycle, hike, ski, cycle. After strapping my skis, boots, and poles to my pack last night I got dressed in Pearl Izumi triathlon shorts and Patagonia supershirt and had Russ video me a little and off I went. It was not comfortable because my 60L CiloGear work sack's stay is bent to be comfortable when I'm hiking not bent over my handle bars so it rested a little uncomfortably in the middle of my spine. I also had so many people stare at me. It was great because if there was more than like 2 seconds of eye contact I waved. Nobody waves out here in New England usually but I got so many waves. It was great everyone I talked to was really supportive of my human powered trip. After the short half mile hike I skied down the blue on the right as you ski down the mountain. When I got to the road I went off piste down the snow covered road a little bit more and hiked a little uphill to my bike. The ride back was a little tough. My engine was pretty much running on empty after only a powerbar gel and starbucks frappachino in the last 7 hours and my biking shorts didn't have enough padding and the spot on my back the backpack rested was not feeling great. So I didn't do the workout for track we were supposed to do today. I think I'll do it tomorrow and then a really long cool down and get the benefits of workout and long run.
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