This is my second year doing the Rocks and Roots Trail Series. For this year, I had high hopes of doing a longer distance than the 10K, but lack of training and slick, icy conditions got in the way. Maybe next year I will do a 20k, 30k, or 50k. The race started out slow… Read More Icy Rocks and Roots Trail 10K #2
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar Someone said you learn more from failure than… Read More Snake Creek Time Trial 50 – DNF
I’ve been using Nuun products during 2017, and they are the best hydration products I’ve found for me. As a type 1 diabetic, I have to regulate my sugar intake closely, and Nuun products allow me to do that. I’m looking forward to representing Nuun and spreading the #nuunlife and #nuunlove.
Sub 60 10k Win Race – I’ll take any win, probably won’t happen but it’s still a goal Stay with the pack on a Cat 5 road ride/race (don’t get dropped) Cyclocross.. as soon as Cyclocross season starts… focus on Cap City CX. Upgrade to Cat 4. Go for the age group and Cat 4… Read More 2018 Goals (updated)
Do you have gluteal amnesia? Is your butt just for sitting while your legs do all the work? Next time you are cycling or running, focus on your glutes and see if they are activated and doing work. I started noticing that my glutes were not doing much when I was exercising. I have a job where… Read More Let’s Talk Butts!
Introduction For 2017 I did Novice mountain bike races and I did ok. When I tried to do longer distance events, the 6 Hour races, I struggled. I didn’t train enough in zone 2. When you’re looking at a 6 hour event. You can’t use anything above Zone 3. Zone 4 is your 20 minute… Read More Endurance Training Part 2: Zone 2
This is a valuable tool for estimating TSS using Rating of Perceived Exertion or RPE. Sometimes you don’t have a power meter and heart rate strap when doing a ride, run or swim. Using this method, you can still estimate your RPE. https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/estimating-training-stress-score-tss/ For example, on my Mohican ride yesterday, I rode my mountain bike,… Read More Using RPE to Calculate TSS
Let’s review my 2017 goals and see what I’ve done and what I still need to do. 2017 Goals Sub 30 5k – Got this one on January 1. I did some awesome runs all Winter to prepare for a decent 5k time. Sub 60 10k – Fail. Add this to 2018 goals. Finish Half… Read More Goals: What I did in 2017 and what I need to do in 2018
I have Type 1 Diabetes. My pancreas doesn’t make insulin. There’s no cure. If you heard that eating some spice or herb can cure it, then you heard wrong. Anyway, I have a pump that always gives me insulin. The pump is a tiny computer/insulin pump that is always connected to me, so I am… Read More Endurance Sports and Type 1 Diabetes
Have you ever had a rest day but felt like you needed to do a workout anyway? Everyone knows that rest days are important, and where you actually get the gains from previous workouts, but some athletes just will not take a rest day for some reason. If that’s you, then do a supporting session.… Read More Endurance Training Part 1: Supporting Sessions (or Rest Day Workouts)