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?
I know that my body isn’t ready to race…it’s just now starting to get used to working out again after the holidays. But after this weekend – I’m already considering a race in a few weeks. This weekend EJ and I went to Vail Lake to play – and everyone was ‘practicing’ the downhill runs… Read More Itching to Race
The holidays are over. There are pounds to be shed. And even though I know in my head that getting my fitness back will not be ‘comfortable’… it still sucks. I know that it’s completely unreasonable to think that I’ll wake up and suddenly be my fit self again…. but it doesn’t keep me from… Read More Getting fit again – sucks
After a 7 hours drive from San Diego, we’re here! Lovely Sedona… where we’ll be riding and hiking (and eating) all weekend. Couldn’t get in a log ride yesterday – but we certainly were able to get in at least a short ride!! More to come!
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
That’s what I need to do. My week started off pretty good, in terms of riding – but then puttered out quickly. I’ll have to admit, I’m great at my weekend workouts – but my weekday workouts really suffer. After work I tend to just ‘punch out’ the workouts. That was certainly my Tuesday workout…… Read More Need to overcome weekday laziness
Yes. After every workout, I check my Strava account… checking to see if I did better today on a certain segment, what’s my placement, how many miles did I log, etc, etc… Now that I’m ‘focusing’ on my fitness – shouldn’t I have a goal? The coach in me tells me that my first goal… Read More Strava, Challenges and Goals
By now, we’ve all seen the studies that tout the benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise. The one that always catches my eye is the “increased in cognitive function and memory.” Although I’m no where near the age of testing this theory… I’ll for now believe that it’s true. All those punchy old women, that walked… Read More Getting Stupid
Traveling always puts a kink in my workout plans. If I get in 30 minutes of ‘something’, I consider it a win. And I have some strong opinions on hotels gyms. But without a doubt, I always come back a little worse for the wear and have a REALLY hard time getting motivated and back… Read More Finding Motivation