Bike : 5:06:03 (4:44:15 ride time, 4 minute ½ way stop to get food, refill water, 2 minute stop fixing a wheel issue, 16 minutes waiting at lights and signs) The weather turned out to be near perfect for this type of event. It was cool and cloudy most of my ride with a mix […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Bike"
Swim : 1:03:38 I got up at 4 AM, cleaned the pool and at a handful of Peanut M&Ms. It was a peaceful morning. I woke up to dry roads, but a lot of humidity. It had rained over night and was very foggy. I hopped in the pool at 4:30 AM sharp as planned. […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Swim"
The next type of rider to prepare for the mud and barriers of the fall is the all year roadie. This rider is the classically over trained/over raced bike nut. The road season is pretty demanding and the cross season usually roles without much or any break. Depending on how serious the racer is about […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 3"
So I survived. I will post a breakdown of the event over the next week or so. And yes I will also be finishing my preseason cyclocross series. Prerace I’ve been told enough times that the key to finishing an Ironman is nutrition that I took it pretty serious. I prepared a full compliment of […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Total Time 11:54:52"
So it is on for Sunday the 28th. I am planning on being in the pool at 4:30 AM so I can be minimizing time in the heat of the day. The weekend doesn’t look too hot, but I am sure anything over 75 isn’t going to feel great. Training has pretty much been nonexistent […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Update"
As I mentioned there are several ways to approach your preseason training for cyclocross depending on your goals and your other cycling activities. In this series, I will start off with the easiest category: the year round cross country mountain bike racer. Congratulations, you have pretty much been training for cyclocross the whole year. While […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 2"
I have discussed cyclocross training before (https://everydayracer.com/2012/08/16/cyclocross-training/). In the next week, I’d like to explore how July/August should look for each type of racer out there. There are two types of racers our there: The all year racer. This guy/gal is always racing and slots cross in as the fall edition of his racing life. […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training"