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)"
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"
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"
There are so many power meters out there that it is difficult to chose the “right” one for you. I don’t do too many product reviews, however I think it might be helpful to do a simple breakdown. SRM – This is the power meter that is built into your cranks. The SRM power meter has widely […]Read more "Training with Power – 4 (Power Meter Reviews)"