Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back in the Saddle

It's time to get going again. I've been off-and-on the last 3 weeks due to over straining my knee with hiking and spinning, but now I have to move on and get ready for Leadville.

This is the latest in the season I have started training in I don't know how many years so my anxiety level is a little high right now. If I'm feeling good in 2 or 3 weeks that will put the anxiety behind me and tell me all is well and don't worry. I'm starting my Base program tomorrow and will stay on that for the next 12 weeks, then I'll move into more specific training for the LT100.

I rode for about 1:45 yesterday on a flat road course and feel fine today, so I'm hopeful. I've got a new bottle of Vitamin N that should keep the swelling and pain down, so I'm covered there too. Now I just have to do it. Oh yeah, did I mention my % body fat is up about 2% and my weight is 7-8 lbs too high! Seems like I had a little too much food fun during my rehab, so that's being addressed right now too.

I hope to get down to Moab next weekend for some welcome, and well needed, mental readjustment sessions that always set my attitude on the right course. As for racing, the first ICUP event is March 7th in St. George so I'll attend that one and put in some quality training miles there. Being out of shape, I have no expectations but to finish so that makes racing more fun.

That's it for now and I hope to post more often and keep current on my progress, or lack thereof :>)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Leadville, Here I Come

Got my pretty gray postcard with the bright green sticker confirming my entry into the race on August 15th. I am beyond stoked and am excited to get training again. Now I have a worthy "A" race for 2009 and I couldn't be happier. Team Holley and Ellen Guthrie got in too. I'm waiting to hear from Tim Fisher who is absolutely consumed with this race. Good luck Tim.

I'm still in the cross training mode right now but with LT100 only 6 months away, it's time to talk to the Coach and get some direction. The first ICUP race is just 4 weeks away so that will be a humbling experience and will provide more motivation to git 'er done. St. George in early March is niceeeee. Looking forward to that one.

In the meantime, it's time to plan and kick it in gear.