We made it! Canada! And nervously anticipating the adventure ahead. After the long travel up from San Diego, bikes hitched to the back of the car, we crossed the border and checked into the Holiday Inn North Vancouver. I learned a long time ago, that although staying in a non-race/event hotel can save in cost…… Read More BCBR – Day -1
After a year of planning and training for BCBR, I packed up the car and traveled out of town. The last few days have been spent making sure that I had all the right gear. then, organizing and packing it up. Making sure that I had a fresh pair of socks and the right chamois… Read More Adventure awaits…
That’s it. 14 days until BC Bike Race. (wow) I’ve still been getting time on the bike, although it’s pretty clear that Coach has me tapering. That’s all good, as the last couple of weeks have been brutal in terms of mental fitness. I can’t wait for my body to catch up and feel *awesome*… Read More 14 days
That’s it. After a year of planning and training… I’m looking at the end starting line. Just training for BCBR has tested me. I keep looking at the routes and figures… some days, I think “I’ve got this!” Other days, I think “WTF was I thinking?!!” And currently, I’m DONE with training. Tapering is SO CLOSE…… Read More 21 days
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
This Friday will mark me 8 weeks out from the BC Bike Race. Eight more weeks until I put my body and mind to the test during 7 days of single track riding in British Columbia. I began this journey about a year ago. I wanted to sign up to do the race in 2016,… Read More The Countdown Begins – BC Bike Race
I’ve not quite bounced back from vacation travel. This last week, my workouts have been a little more than lack-luster… I’ve still been dreaming about no alarm clock, warm Caribbean water and relaxing at the pool after diving. The workouts got cut short or didn’t quite hit the heart rate thresholds that I’ve targeted. But… Read More A good day on the bike.
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