August 08, 2004

Gateway MS 150, September 11 and 12, 2004

This evening I finally signed up for this year's MS 150, due to take place in a scant 5 weeks. I'm sorta ready - could do the ride, but it would be serious suffering. So I'm going to be training and training seriously the next 4 weeks because it's the smartest thing to do.

Managed 57.5 yesterday - yes, that's miles. Two to three weekday mornings, or, becuase of fluky weather, afternoons for this upcoming week (it'll be about 50 degrees in the a.m. - no thanks) hold 15 - 20 mile rides for me, and there's always the indoor trainer if there's rain. Joy.

I need to increase my leg strength training regimen because, oddly, I seem to lose leg strength in cycling season. Part of it is that I cut down leg strength training to once a week, so I'm going to try to up that without having an adverse effect on the cycling. Could be interesting. For example, I trained legs today. If you're interested, the scoop's in the extended entry.

In the next couple of days I'll put up a donation link because I'd like a bit of support. There's no little short easy option for the MS 150 like there is for Tour de Cure (where I did the 50 mile option - which turned out to be only about 44). This is some serious training and pain...and accomplishment. I'm encasing my feet in antibiotics and not leaving the house for the week before. If you're scratching your head at that statement, go here.

So, yeah, here I am again begging for money. Please remember it's not for me. It's for people like you and me who just have a bit of luck going the wrong direction. Brian and I had a good friend diagnosed (early, thankfully) with the disease just a couple of weeks ago.

You can donate as little as three dollars. Just think - that's two cents a mile (and I'm only half joking here - three dollars would be great).

I can't find the way to do a single click donation, but you can go to the MS 150 site itself and search for Noggle under last name and Missouri as the state. That should bring you right to me.

Today I did:

Presses on the sled - 12 reps at 180 pounds, 10 reps at 200 pounds, and 8 reps at 220 pounds.

Another Hammer leg press, meant to be worked single leg at a time or both, that targets upper parts of quads/thighs - 180 pounds, 10 reps, 2 sets.

Dorky omnipresent but effective inner thigh machine - 65, 70, 75 pounds, 10 reps each set. (Remember, as you scoff at this low weight, these pups are sore from yesterday).

Equally dorky and attached to same machine abduction exercise (hip shaper, outer thigh). Same machine is not properly balanced, as these muscles are weaker, but strangely I can use more weight. 3 sets of 10 - 115, 125, and 140 pounds.

Hamstring curls, 65, 70, 75 pounds - 10 reps each.

Quad leg extension (ow ow ow) - 60, 75. (Two wimpy sets - sore quads).

Hammer calf machine, 180 for 1 set of 12 and then 230 for 2 sets of 10.

And then I stretched and prayed I'd be walking well enough to ride the bike on Tuesday.


Posted by hln at August 8, 2004 10:51 PM | Cycling | TrackBack

I am 26 5'9 140 lbs male we can lift almost the same weight. I just started to lift i do about 85 lbs for 10 reps on the leg press, 35 lbs on the inner thigh machine 10 reps, 60 lbs 10 reps on the leg ext, 40 lbs on the leg curl 10 reps and 150 lbs 10 reps on the calf raise. do you lift a lot?

Posted by: andy at December 28, 2004 10:33 AM

wow, I can out lift this guy. my leg press best is 310 lbs 120 lbs on the inner thigh and 90 lbs on the leg curl. I am 5'2 130 lbs and a girl, girls have stronger legs most of the time

Posted by: jenn at March 4, 2005 08:52 AM