Friday, March 12, 2010

Training Week March 1 - 7, 2010

A little better than last week's training.

Monday - no rain - eve polo field ride with Dyrwal - legs flat from Snelling 1:45
Tuesday - off
Wednesday - Led spin class at M2 - 90 min
Thursday - off
Friday - off
Saturday - 2 hr polo field ride with 1 hr crit simulation (hard)
Sunday - Marshall ride with Appel, Jacob, Dyrwal & Skates - 5:45 riding, 104 miles & about 6900 ft climbing.

Weekly totals: 9:30 riding, 1:30 spin, 11:00 total

Skipping Madera to put in a good training week, then racing the next several weekends in a row.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Training Week Feb 22 - 28, 2010

Pretty bad week for training, but it's a long season, so maybe this year I won't peak in May.

Mon Feb 22 - NCNCA Meeting in Fremont - No training
Tue Feb 23 - rain, no training
Wed Feb 24 - Led 5:30 class @ M2 - 90 min spinning
Thu Feb 25 - Built up old blue SL2 for Saturday's race - no training
Fri Feb 26 - Drove out to Ripon to see Jen & family - dinner at Canal St. Grill - no training.
Sat Feb 27 - Snelling RR 35+ - 10 min easy ride, warm-up 1st ride on new build, bike felt fine. We had about 85 starters. It wasn't raining, but the course was flooded in several areas, so we had many deep water crossings to deal with.

I felt awful in the 1st lap as I tried to find my bike legs. The pace was fast & lots of guys were getting dropped. THings settled down for laps 2 & 3 and I started to feel better. We lost a few guys to flats (Dyrwal, Oliver & Holtz), but the rest of us were active at the front trying to establish a break.

As we started the final lap, Chris Baker rolled off the front (with a couple Taleo guys I believe). Several guys started to chase hard& I jumped on. I heard Innes yell from behind that we had a gap and that it was time to go. I think we had about 10 guys & never really got organized, but there were a few guys in there taking hard pulls, so we got a good gap. I can't remember exactly where, but at some point Innes, Bryant and I got a gap and took off. I was barely hanging on, but lasted with them until they took off for the sprint with Innes taking it, so I rolled across in 3rd. I though Baker came in 6th, but the results show him in 7th.
Took most of the drive home to thaw the feet out.

Sunday - City/Marin Headland ride with McQuaid - No rain, blue skies & warm - 90 min ride turned into 3:15.

Weekly totals: 6:15 riding, 90 min spin - 7:45 total.

Time to start putting in more hours on the bike.

Training Week Feb 15 - Feb 21

Time to catch up on the training log.

Mon Feb 15 - President's Day! - 4 hour Marin ride - Alpine Dam with Thirsty Bears
Tue Feb 16 - Polo field tempo - 2 hrs.
Wed Feb 17 - Off
Thu Feb 18 - Polo field tempo 90 min
Fri Feb 19 - Off
Sat Feb 20 - Berkeley TTT with Dyrwal - Short trainer warm up, Won the Merckx Division in 42:05!
Sun Feb 21 - Ronde van Brisbeen Sierra Point Crit in the rain - only did the 35+ race in a field of 13. Finished 4th behind 2 man break of Reaney & Gerlach, I lost sprint for 3rd to Theobald. Too cold to handg around for P/1/2 race.

Weekly totals: 10 hrs riding.