Thursday, April 28, 2011

End of the month, excitement builds

Dang, the month of April has flown by. My training is almost at it's peak. Another strong two weeks and then the short taper. My morning running has been enjoyable with the cooler weather. The motivation to get up in the morning and get my first workout, normally my run, is getting easier. This weekend I hope to meet up with a new group of riders and do a group ride. My riding in the past three months has been normally done alone. I feel I should be able to keep up with the group, we will she how it goes. I am almost to my ideal racing weight, which is.....(?) now, now, I won't go telling what I weigh. I am looking forward to race day about two weeks from now. I end this blog post with a good saying I found a while back online and have been living by it.

You heard about the butterfly that struggled out of the cocoon right? A man saw the butterflies struggle and helped clear away the cocoon. Because the butterfly wasn't able to develop his wings through the struggle, it was never able to fly. Struggle is always part of the journey.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

About a month away to race day

My first race of the season is just about a month away. My training sessions are becoming both morning and night for the next few weeks to prepare for this. With being under the weather longer than expected, I feel I am little behind on my workouts. My workouts have become very focused not wanting to waste time. In my mind I am starting to go over the course and my plan in my head. I have been on this course before so I feel just doing that has me prepared, as well as knowing what my nutrition should be. Hard to tell what the weather will be like being a month out, but I am planing on it getting a little warmer here. Just staying injury free and keep plugging away at the training.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Training is going smooth.

I have had some great quality workouts in the past week. I think my allergies have gone away for now. The routes I have ridden have focused on hills, only to get my heart rate up. My next race, a little over a month from now is an all flat bike course. While out riding on Saturday, one of the two bottles I have mounted on my seat carrier just broke off. The welds just gave way. With the hot temperatures I was forced to turn around an retrieve the bottle knowing I would need it for later. I have started just using plain water in my bottles and using the gels every half hour.