I have always loved Fall. In my younger days, it was my passion for football that began stirring. Now the cycling version of football, cyclocross, is on the mind. This time is special for cyclists for several reasons. Cross racing is beginning. Since this is the fastest growing type of bike racing, the races seem […]Read more "Fall is for Fun"
One of the reasons I have been able to help out a few of the guys/gals out there that travel is that I have to live that lifestyle every now and again. My last trip has been pretty crazy and getting in much training hasn’t been too easy. Here is how it went: Mon.-Tues. = […]Read more "Working the Training In"
So, I did an Ironman distance event. Unsupported. I don’t really have any revelations. It was long. I was very hungry at the end and was hungry for days. It was pretty tiring. It was pretty uneventful. It takes a lot of prep, not just training but the logistics. I am not terribly inspired to […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Summary"
The last cyclocross racing type is the cross season specialist. It seems like many of the folks raced mountain or road for years and have migrated to cross as they have had other demands on their time. Since cross is a 60 minute maximum race, the training no longer requires 5 hour road rides or […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 4"
Run: 5:21:11 (I didn’t time my stops, but I had 8 bathroom breaks, stopped to hang out with my family for a couple of minutes, stopped about 10 times to get rocks out of my shoes) This was kind of a joke. I don’t run much and my training consists of playing a one hour […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Run (sort of)"