Monday, March 13, 2006

Is this a rest day?

Today was rest day from any triathlon training or was it?
* If you don't count the 30 minute ride on my unicycle in the park with
my son following me on his bike.
* The 30 minute core workout with weights on the ball.
* The 15 minutes spent learning how to freemount the unicycle (and I am proud to say,"I can freemount" which means I can get on the unicycle unassisted).
Then maybe it was a rest day and all the fun I had in extra physical activity shouldn't count towards triathlon training. Not!
My online training log Beginner Triathlete added a Unicycling sport category at my request. Now I can record my unicycling along with my other triathlon training workouts. I guess no rest day for me if I'm having fun playing.

According to the Unicycling Society of America 10 Skill Levels of Unicycling I can say level 1 is in the bag and now I can start to practice some of the level 2 skills.

LEVEL 1
mount unicycle unassisted
ride 50 meters
dismount gracefully with unicycle in front

LEVEL 2
mount with left foot
mount with right foot
ride 10 meters between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
ride a figure eight with circle diameters smaller than 3 meters
ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
make a 90 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
make a 90 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle

I was told by some that I might have to participate in a triathlon with some handicap by using my unicycle instead of my Quintana Roo Kilo. Now doesn't that sound like fun?

7 comments:

qcmier said...

If you are going to be riding your unicycle, can I borrwo your QR? =)

Cliff said...

I don't know about being handicap papa Louie...first a unicycle is much lighter than a bike..

second, it is much easier to mount and dismount....during T1 and T2

btw, is it possible to ride a uniccycle in clipless??

jessie_tri_mn said...

How about getting a bike computer installed on that uni? What a hoot that would be to see in a tri.

Sounds like fun cross training!

psbowe said...

I would certainly count that as a cross training day.

olga said...

What is unicycle?

Hilda said...

So you have many things new around, I'll keep track on them!

Thanks a lot for the information there is so much to learn around.

olga said...

OK, I got the unicycle burn (in my dream - I can't even bicycle), I also read your post about barefoot running - heard it many times, but your try made me want to try, and saw the stuffed cabbage - we have the same dish too! Very cool, thanks for the info, I'll swing by again.