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
Necessary evils: contracts, taxes, taking out the trash (imagine the stink!), paying your bills and…lifting weights to avoid injuries. I loath the gym. It’s how I paid my bills when I was in college; I remember many mornings in Oregon, taking my dog for a walk at 4am in the snow so that I could… Read More (Not-So) Heavy Lifting
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