Today, I found myself in Ventura, California… done with work and looking to get in some training. Hunting on TrailForks tells me that there’s no mountain bike rides in Ventura – but drive toward Ojai and there’s a fire road. “Fire Road? Really?… that’s all you got? Not exciting… ok, I’ve got to get in… Read More Taking chances does pay out! Ojai, CA
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
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
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
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