Strava has this wonderful little feature that allows you to set up to total mileage (or hours) goal for the year. Yup, for the year. I can barely think through a month. In January, I looked at my 2015 mileage and must have said “Well, I did 1,000+ miles this year – let’s go big… Read More Silly Goals
That what the training schedule called for. And although a pile of miles is MUCH funnier done in a new environment, I just couldn’t do it after being gone for the last two weekends. So, long local rides are what’s on the menu for this weekend. In reality, I’m looking forward to doing more and… Read More Piles of Miles
Recent surgery aside, I’m certainly asking myself: “Really, are we gearing up for 2 more races this season… You know, you’ve only got 5 more weekends to train…” *sigh* Why do I always bite off more than I can chew? So, yes. This weekend will be my first ‘real’ weekend of training since before the… Read More Am I really doing this?
Today, I’m six days post op. It already seems like ages ago. The good news is that the surgeon got what she was looking for… The bad news is that I’ll have to have another (more extensive) surgery. 😦 At this point, I’m just trying to focus on healing today and keeping my events lined up.… Read More Baby steps back to training
My riding just got more real. I can tell that I’m shifting from “yes, I can ride that” to “I should really ride that faster.” A couple of things has pushed this change: I’ve signed up and committed to BC Bike Race (7 days of single track racing in Bristish Columbia) Despite my Masters… Read More It’s getting real
Love that the data elves at Strava were able to put together a nice little recap to my biking in 2015! My proudest: 75,000+ feet climbed 14 Queen of the Mountains Kind of makes me want to get out there, ride harder and surpass my stats in 2016! http://2015.strava.com/video/RwzYG51 Did the Strava elves bring you… Read More 2015 Strava Review
It’s soooo much easier to get more time in the saddle if I’m not working… funny how that works – but I’m sure I’m not the only one! This Thanksgiving weekend was perfect for getting saddle time. EJ and I headed out to Sedona for some great mountain biking. It’s certainly one of our favorite… Read More Training is easier without Work
After a dismal week of no riding last week, I’m back in action this week! Commuting, night rides with EJ and exploring a new trail was in my line up this week. It was great…. ok – well maybe not those early morning BRISK rides… Yesterday we headed up to Mt Laguna to explore some… Read More Back in Action!
This week = NO biking what-so-ever. I guess I gotta expect some weeks like this; especially when I travel. (I really don’t count any ‘miles’ logged on the hotel stationary bike). I tried hard at the beginning of the week – but San Diego was rainy. It’s not that we’re wimps (well, maybe) when it… Read More Zip, Zil, Nada
It amazing how getting back to basics can not only improve performance, but open your eyes to some BAD habits. As many of you know, between now and Christmas – it’s all about strength. So yes, plenty of hills and a few weight training sessions this week (and oodles and oodles of patience). Overall,… Read More Back to Basics