- Judging from today's Isolated Leg workout, powercranks would instantly kill me. 45 seconds was all I could muster per leg!
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- The road less traveled:
- Back at work tonight after an 8 week hiatus.
- A hard cathartic ride on the rollers today. Hit the highest HR of this season: 180. Unfortunately, it is only a sign of being out of shape.
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It has been a slow week on the blog, but it is because I’ve been exceptionally busy at home. If you follow my TrainingPeaks training archive (link on the right menu) you may have noticed I’ve been getting my workouts … Continue reading
Update 10/19/11 12:26PM: Post updated to reflect combined 35+ Open and 35+ Cat 3 times. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, cyclocross has unique needs for categorization. Compared to road racing, with the minimal presence of team tactics and less … Continue reading
All sports have categories of competition. Take the NFL for example, there are the “Pros” (NFL Players), and a few ‘minor leagues’, like College Football and Arena Football. Cycling is no different, with stratification of pro teams and amateur license … Continue reading
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I’m sure you’ve heard the outcome, but I’ll continue the report as usual… I had a lot of rest last week so I expected the first race to open up the … Continue reading
This race report will be pretty short, since the course and weather was nearly identical to the previous day. The main difference was the field sizes, as the overall race attendance was down about 50% from the day before. The … Continue reading
I came into today’s race a bit tired and wasn’t feeling much snap during warmup. The course was similar to what I’ve seen before with a lot of different terrain. A long paved climb, a fast sinuous descent on a soft … Continue reading
Here is a good video from the race last weekend. It has my first on-camera interview at the end. I had trouble talking after inhaling all the dust on the course, but all things considered I think I did pretty … Continue reading
Many local cyclocross venues come and go over the years. It can be hard to maintain positive relations when hundreds of shaved legged cyclists invade a public space and ride all over the landscaping, I suppose. The Xilinx race has … Continue reading
The best way to create a training plan for a season is to plan out what the priority races are. This way, preparation can be tailored to the type of races, and when they fall on the calendar. But first, … Continue reading