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!
Ugh. Winter training is starting to get the best of me. Night time workouts, primarily road rides, weird people that show up at the gym at 5.30am, cold commutes where you hit unseen potholes, tempo rides in the dark, trails have been too swamped to explore due to rain… and then the rain stopped 🙂… Read More A little more daylight
As a great follow up to my last post about NOT completing goals and workouts, I opened up my Strava account to find this waiting for me: Yay, me! I knew I was close to making the year’s mileage goal – but I hadn’t realized that I’d already met it. And with another month or… Read More Gold Stars & Dopamine Hits
Checkmarks & dopamine hits. I love them. My rap name would be Mama GSD = Get Sh*t Done. But last night I skipped the check mark and turned my bike around. I didn’t “complete” my intended workout. I’m still having mixed emotions over it. I was having a tough day: work travel this week, along… Read More Knowing when to turn around
Imagine, cycling along – it’s a warm autumn day, you’re about 1+hr into your ride, on the flats, just chomping the miles away and then you feel it… the heat starts in your chest, rises to your head and now you don’t know if you should pedal faster to gain some wind chill or stop and… Read More Hot Flashes
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
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?
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