I’m in the home stretch. 7 more weeks to go until BCBR. And it’s always about this time when training for an event that I’m tried of training, tired of the structure of workouts, tired of packing for the next workout, eating right (mostly)… you get the picture. This last weekend, I was surprised to… Read More Ego-Boosting
Today was the first mtb race of the season. I really didn’t want to take it seriously, but let’s admit it – as soon as the word “GO!” I wasn’t necessarily fooling around. To say I was a little nervous prior to the race would be an understatement. You’d think I’d be over it by… Read More The race season has begun!
You know the saying, “Athletes train 24/7″… as in, you’re not just an athlete when you’re training, it requires discipline in sleep, rest, food, hydration… and it’s time to clean up the non-ride activities. *sigh* I know that I’ve been ramping up the training, but I’m kinda of tired of my legs feeling like lead.… Read More Good Sleep & Nutrition
The west coast of the US has been recently slammed by rain (and much needed snow in the mountains). Good for the environment; bad for training. Most of my training during the week is in the dark. Booooo. Stinky gym workouts and cold road riding commutes. I tell myself that it’ll all pay off when… Read More Windows…
My week “off” is coming to an end. It’ll be back to training soon enough – 2 days to be exact. I’m lounging downstairs and some where between reading my book, playing on the internet and packing my gear to go back to San Diego. I’m mentally preparing myself for cold commutes (yes, I know… Read More A Year of (Riding) Opportunities
Ah… after pushing myself pretty hard for the last 3 weeks, I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for this week off from riding. No tempo pieces, no mtb long rides with oodles of hills, no dreaded max sets in the gym. Only problem is, I’m in paradise… and paradise = play time. This morning, I woke up… Read More A week “off”
As much as we need the rain here in Southern California, I’m a little bummed that it’s raining. It means that I have to stay off the trails and riding on the road is down-right dangerous with our drivers that never see rain. Training call for 2.5hrs w tempo pieces today… and I fear that… Read More Rain, rain, go away