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)
Bags Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration pack Revelate Designs Seat bag Front Triangle Bag Topeak Fuel Tank Bag Sleep Tent? (staying in a cabin this time, no tent) Zpacks down Sleeping Bag (seat bag) Pillow? (use pack as pillow) Therm-a-rest NeoLite XLite Air Mattress (seat bag) Stuff for me crocs / camp shoes (backpack) sea to summit spoon… Read More Bikepacking Checklist
Last Novice race ever Last mountain bike race of 2017 Everyone was saying how awesome it was to be racing in the OMBC Championship race on such a perfect day. It’s usually a cold, muddy mess this time of the year, but it was dry, 70 degrees and sunny. I felt good and I did… Read More Mohican Championship (last mountain bike race of 2017)
Bike racing is complicated. True or False? Yes, it’s true, but it comes down to who can push the pedals the hardest for the longest amount of time. Someone who can maintain 350 watts for an hour will beat the guy who can maintain 300 watts for an hour on flat roads. For going uphill,… Read More Increasing Power to Weight Ratio (Intro)
Saturday I raced in the Cat 4/5 race. This was the Cap City race. Sunday I raced in the Cat 5 OVCX race. This is my second weekend racing cyclocross and I feel like I’m getting the hang of it. Cyclocross is a great change of pace from mountain biking. I would recommend it. It’s… Read More CX in Ohio at John Bryan State Park
My first cyclocross race. I did the Cat 4/5 and 45+ classes at Buck Creek State Park in Ohio. The 45+ class raced with the Single speeders. Those guys are crazy fast. I got DFL in the 45+ age group. Age isn’t a factor in speed. I’m a bit more competitive in Cat 4/5.