Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back to Business

Happy New Year! Michelle and I are back from Cancun. It was awesome. I highly recomend going all inclusive.


Now after a nice breather, it's back to business. It's time to get down and dirty into preparing for the upcoming season. There's a plan for every day of the week up to my first big peek in April. It's been posted on the refrigerator to remind us...


Everything is tracked in my journal down to my weight and even the hrs I sleep each night. Old Joe will help me make the necessary adjustments to my training based on my journal and how I feel. The Simonster coffee center will become vital in the comming months.



Every Sunday, Michelle and I prepare all of my food for the entire week depending on the hrs and type of training that's in the plan. It's all measured and weighed out in detail, then approved by coach Old Joe. It saves a ton of time for those extra hrs I'll need to squeeze in during the weekdays. This weeks food choices are below minus some frozen round steaks in the freezer.



Don't forget the filtered water. Only god knows what comes out of that stuff from the tap.



Of course the mid-evil torture device for weekdays.


and turbo high def and DVR comes in handy for those days where mother nature decides we won't be riding outside.



The hoopdie ride keeps me dry and comfortable out on the roads. Single speed, rigid, full fenders, 2.3" knobbies, mechanical discs... This thing can take a lickin and keep on ticken.


Trying to compete at the pro level while holding down a full time job proves to be quite a challenge. Every little thing you can do to save a little bit of time, or make training a little more convenient helps. Hope to see you out on the roads this winter!

9 comments:

Robert said...

Awesome!!! I was thinking just last weekend it would be cool if you shared the discipline of Team Simonster… I swear I even pictured, in my head, the picture you posted of the weekly food prep… Seriously… I’m kinda freaking out right now… I hope you and Michelle have your best season ever!!!

simonster said...

That's just the tip of the ice berg. I left out the details of my bedtime and my weekly clothing prep. I'm sure I could do a whole blog on just my OCD 'isms. I think I need Dr. Phil... LOL.

Tony said...

Don't tell me that Old Joe also has you doing the whole mass balance thing and weighing your poo?

simonster said...

Weighing Poo? God I hope not. He insists upon running those dam stairs at bloomer though.

Cruise said...

Ha, I've been running the Bloomer stairs too. Let me know when you wanna meet up. My house backs up to the park, so you could park there if you want and running over there is a decent warm up.

Scott said...

grapefruits. are those for the no-breakfast-death-march days?

Dan said...

can I get a close up of those training plans?

32 degrees said...

Medieval torture device. humorous.

Michelle said...

Is this the SIMON ASSARO BLOG?
There is somebody really waiting for you and for the movie
" KANSAS KINGS"...
Is this the SIMON ASSARO BLOG?
You are dealing in SOUTH AMERICA with KILLA HILLA and KILLA COLES?
Is this the SIMON ASSARO BLOG?
You are also with SAPOP?
And GERRIZZO ?
And that's with RICK'S SETAIN?
And that's also with half of HOLLYWOOD?
And with " REGOS"?
And the SYN SEA 7 ?
It's just not HYDRA- OSIRIS- PETWOOD we're talking about.
It's more than FORTY YEARS AGO.
SI- MONSTER - HEINTZ.
Are you " REDDY" for INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION in AUMSOFF and CHUMUN?
CHMNE is.
"She told."