Thursday, January 7, 2010

Training Week Dec 27, 2009 - Jan 3, 2010

1st Training Week of 2010.

Monday - Led M2 Spin Class - 90 min class with San Bruno simulation at the end.
Tuesday - Eve 65 min ride on trainer
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - GG Park/Polo field ride with a few pick-ups 1:15
Friday - Mt. San Bruno Hill Climb - Arrived plenty early for a long warm-up. Rode for about 35 min between 8:50 - 9:15, then wasted a bunch of time switching from 35+ to P/1/2 & re-pinning my #, cooled down a lot and barely got in a few more minutes warn-up before the race started. Started slow, about 8-10 back, took the lead about 6 min up for about 1 min, but didn't really break up the group. After the parking lot Menso DeJong (Metromint) went to the front & pushed it & I think it was down to just him, Metcalfe & me. I put in a real hard 90 sec effort about 1K from the top and dropped Metcalfe, but couldn't get more than a bike length or so ahead of Menso. He then pulled real hard & I tried to go around him 1 last time about 400M from the finish, but couldn't & just watched him roll away with the victory. His time was 15:13, mine was 15:23. Metcalfe lost a close sprint for 3rd to Conner Spencer.
Tim Clark outlasted Greg McQuaid to win the 35+, Cale Reeder nipped Mark Edwards for the win in the 45+ & the only other Morgan Stanley Smith Barney rider, Mark Caldwell won the 55+. Rode about 1 hr cooldown. 2:00 total ride.
Saturday - 1 hr easy riding at the mentoring clinic in Fremont.
Sunday - Hans' 49th birthday ride - 6 hrs, 105 miles of great riding!

Weekly totals: 10:15 riding, 2:35 spin class/trainer - 12:50 total.

San Bruno Progression:
2006 (age 36): 15:48.8 (1st Cat 5, 5th overall)
2007 (age 37): 14:56 (1st P/1/2, 1st overall)
2008 (age 38): 15:15 (1st P/1/2, 2nd best time - Nate English rode 14:56 to Win Cat 4)
2009 (age 39): 15:15 (1st 35+, 1st overall)
2010 (age 40): 15:23 (2nd P/1/2, 2nd overall)

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