I made some amazing oats this morning. Probably the best I’ve ever had. Granted, I went to bed starving and was dreaming of food all night, but these oats were the bees ankles. Very good. Here’s how to make them.
Directions for the best oats you’ll ever eat:
-1/4 cup of steel cut oats. Cook them for about half an hour, adding water as needed when is starts to get low. The longer you cook them the better they’ll be. Soaking them overnight will shorten the amount of time they need to be cooked.
-add about 1/2 cup of ripe bing cherries.
-half a banana
-1/2 cup of blueberries
-mix in all that fruit after the oats are already fully cooked. Only cook the fruit in the oats for about 2 minutes. You don’t want to zap out all the vitamins.
-next add a fair amount of salt
-throw in some pumpkin pie seasoning, or cinnamon if you don’t have any pumpkin pie seasoning
-a little vanilla extract
-next get out some vanilla ice cream out of the freezer
-throw the pot of oats away
-eat the ice cream
No but seriously, make these oats the way I said and then add a large spoon-full of vanilla ice cream. Best oats I’ve made in a long time. To make an even better tasting bowl of oats, double the ingredient quantities. No brainer.
The past two weeks of training have been a desperate attempt to get fit as fast as possible for Cascade. I have no idea whether or not it worked. My collarbone has healed miraculously in the past month and I’m able to stand up out of the saddle with no pain. I wasn’t sure if training hard while it was still broken would slow down the healing time, but whatever. It had to be done. So I did daily doubles just about every other day. A mix of 12, 4, and 1 minute intervals. Mostly 4 and 1 minutes. A two hour ride in the morning with 6×4″ and a two hour ride in the evening with 10×1″. Mine and my coach’s (Sam’s) theories were that high intensity would create the most gains in the least amount of times. I added in the idea of the daily doubles. With a few longer rides thrown in, the last two weeks I’ll have done a little over 40 hours with more intensity than I’ve ever done in my life. Surprisingly my legs still feel fine. Yesterday, a rest day after a hard day before, I began to question if I was training hard enough since I could pedal above 200 watts without too much difficulty. Usually after a really hard day my legs are so eff’d, sorry “pinted,” that I spend a recovery day just creeping along the road at 150 watts. So maybe I haven’t been training as hard as I thought. I’m not sure anymore. Everyone’s definition of hard is different. Anyways, the pain is there. And the only thing that really matters in this sport is your ability to suffer. And that, I’m positive I’ve trained well the last two weeks. So I present to you the second workout of the day, a short video clip of some intervals I did with my favorite interval playlist to go along. Catfishing here at it’s finest. Note: laughing will not be permitted while watching this video. This is a serious blog about serious, fact-oriented training and racing only.
WordPress is dumb. I can’t embed videos directly into the post without paying money. Screw you wordpress, get with the times.