I headed up to Greenville on Sunday to catch the US Pro road race. It's always a fun time and Ella wanted to do the kids world championships. Mike Tamayo had said I could catch a ride in the Ouch team car so I found him in the caravan before the race but there was a USA Cycling dude riding so he was going to try to get me on one of the other laps.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
After feeling good on tuesday and being shamed into going by Derek I headed up to do the State RR today at Fork Shoals. They changed the course from an earlier race we did there this year and added a pretty tough small ring climb and the approach to the finish was more uphill. A nice course.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I'm putting together a little physiological/psychological experiment this weekend...Stay tuned.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Another tuesday, another crit. I was thinking I might get dropped tonight...haven't really been riding a lot (5 rides this month!)...just eating bad food and drinking beer. After the first few laps I felt pretty good and then rolled off the front...not as much of an attack as just riding a bit faster than the group (I wouldn't chase me either HaHa). I got a ridiculous gap and after a lap or two at VO2 intensities I settled in at threshold and just waited for the catch. It was a good workout, I felt strongish and was cruising at 280-300w.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Crit course today for 45' of SST...couldn't really muster much more than that, nor did I want to.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Back from a week in seattle...lots of food, very little exercise. Yesterday I was totally spent from travel and work so I did some quality napping.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The threat of heat kept a lot of people inside but there were enough strong guys out tonight to make it fun. It wasn't really that hot...we rode around in circles for an hour. I found myself in quite a few breaks but I wasn't that willing to do any real work, except once with LL and Karl...I thought that had a shot at sticking so I took a couple hard pulls. Mostly I just would find the biggest guy and sit on his wheel (Helllllo Henry and Jamie!)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
This morning we did the usual 76 mile NE loop. LL, Jay, Kevin, Gordon, Paul, Aaron, James. I was just looking for some exercise and with my lack of any real training for the last 4 weeks I knew I needed to conserve a lot to survive. We averaged right at 23mph and I didn't really pull at all...I'd stay on the front for a minute or two the come off regardless if I felt good or not. I didn't want to take any chances of cramping up or getting dropped. So for me it was a really nice cruise for the most part.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ok...back to some regular updates. Not really much to write about lately. I've been doing 3-4 good rides a week. When I do ride it's nice because I always feel really good and rested. My goal is just to enjoy it and try to do some hard efforts for exercise. Surprisingly my form is still really good.