I've decided to try to get into cycling politics at the local level and am running for NCNCA Treasurer for 2010. Click here for my candidate statement.
Win or lose though, I plan to be more involved with the NCNCA.
As for the off season, I'm enjoying it so far. I'm getting caught up on things at work & at home while doing a little running, a few M2 Revolution spin classes & some of the Low Key Hill Climbs to keep from getting too out of shape.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I've been slacking on the training blog. I know blogging is dead, but I do this so I can look back after a good/bad race and try and figure out what I did right/wrong.
It's the off season anyway, so I'm not doing anything too long, but still a few hard efforts when I feel like it.
Mon 9/7 - Giro di DF - rode downtown & warmed up about 1 hr. Started slow, moved up, got in a couple moves, 1 solo break for about 2 laps, won a $25 Sports Basement prime, then couldn't get away after that. Seemed like every time I tried to move up some 200 lb guy would try to drive me into a curb. I decided a t-shirt & $20 was not worth a potential hospital visit, so I sat up. Watched the rest of the races & rode home.
Tue 9/8 - Park run 7 miles in about 50 min. Longest run of the year. I was lucky that Brian, Molly & George decided not to do tempo or I would have died.
Wed 9/9 - Spin class - 45 min
Thu - 9/10 - 1 hr polo field ride
Fri 9/11 - can't remember
Sat 9/12 - Lead bike for 3 XC running races. Great workout riding through the sand, soft grass, over the log & up the hill 9 times. Linda Somers Smith (now 48!) beat all the open women and ran faster than all but 3 of the 149 masters (40+) men!!
Sunday 9/13 - easy 45 min ride
Monday 9/14 - 45 min spin class
Tue 9/15 - GGP eve ride 75 min
Wed 9/16 - 45 min spin class
Thu 9/17 - 35 min lunch run + 1 hr eve polo field ride
Fri - 9/18 - 45 min spin class (last spin class for a while)
Sat - 9/19 - easy 75 min city ride with Greg & Nick
Sun 9/20 - Fremont Peak HC - New race. E 1/2, E3, 35+ 1/2/3 all races together, about 30 of us. Stayed together for the 1st 4 miles, then it blew up. I was 1st in 40:02. Try for sub 40 next year.
Mon 9/21 - Lunch run - 35 min
Tue 9/22 - GGP eve ride (hard! - thanks Noe) 75 min
Wed 9/23 - Off
Thu 9/24 - Not really anything
Fri 9/25 - rested
Sat 9/26 - easy 1 hr park ride
Sun 9/27 - easy 1 hr park ride
Mon 9/28 - Lunch run with Patti - 48 min (6.5 miles)
Tue 9/29 - GGP eve ride - hard - just because - 75 min
Wed 9/30 - Lunch run with John & Mark - 35 min
Thu 10/1 - Lunch run with Patti - 5 mi - 35 min with stop to see the bottom of the 2nd @ AT&T park.
Fri 10/2 - Lunch run - 25 min + easy eve ride 45 min
Sat 10/3 - LKHC #1 - Montebello - Drove down with Greg. Warmed up around 30 min. Rode 25:59 for 6 sec PR. The only data I have is from my HRM. Average for the climb was 161 bpm with a max of 177. I don't know what that is is watts or kilojoules.
Also, have to include a link to the You Tube video Karin did of our cat Bou.