Overtrained and trying to rekindle my mtb bike love… my journey to feeling the stoke again.… Read More The Art of “Not Training”
And not in the way that you’d expect. Here in Southern California, we’re experience another Santa Ana… where the winds from the desert blow towards the ocean. Today will be the 3rd day this week that we’re in the 100’sF (38C). Tomorrow, we finally dip into the 90’sF (32C). No, my house doesn’t have air… Read More Autumn Change Up
In a climate that’s good for riding all year long, and now that race season is done – this is the time for base miles. Not much structure in the workouts, just get out there and ride. Not too hard, not too easy… just in that sweet spot. I’ve rekindled my love of commuting… Read More Base Miles… easing into Winter
What a difference a year can make. And I didn’t even realize it until it almost past me. This last weekend, I headed up to Mammoth Lakes to visit friends, do a local long mountain bike ride and enjoy the bike park. As always, it was great fun… and this time it was… Read More Taking stock on improvements 🙂
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
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
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.
Yipee!!! The rains have stopped (for now) and Day Light Savings is done! This means super green trails and an extra hour to ride. Group rides with the guys after work will start soon enough. And this means hanging out with my favorite friends on and off the trail. My favorite trails are a little… Read More Trails: Dry(er), Daylight: Longer!
You know the saying, “Athletes train 24/7″… as in, you’re not just an athlete when you’re training, it requires discipline in sleep, rest, food, hydration… and it’s time to clean up the non-ride activities. *sigh* I know that I’ve been ramping up the training, but I’m kinda of tired of my legs feeling like lead.… Read More Good Sleep & Nutrition