Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Giddy up...

I am logging some serious miles and the intensity has increased. I was pretty beat after yesterdays adventures...started the morning with a run and felt incredible, then a drill session in the pool. In the afternoon I rode 2 hrs down to SLO and met up with my buddy Pat to ride out to the Tuesday night crit...whew, that was brutal! I haven't done a crit since my Cal Poly Wheelmen days and I was quickly reminded where my fitness stands at the moment. The surges were gnarly and, while I haven't trained for that type of racing, it is still humbling to be put in your place =) Basically, I got in 4 hrs of riding and 45 min was full-tilt.
So, I was a bit tired this morning but I dragged myself out of bed to join the Wednesday ride. So good to see the old crew and catch up. I was reminded today how incredible this place is...beautiful for sure, quiet roads and the people are so mellow and nice. We got in a hair under 4 hrs with some sustained climbing and then I set out for a hard run session...8 min hard, 2 min easy, 4 min hard, 2 easy, 2 min hard and cooldown. Let's just say I was cooked after this one but I actually felt great with regards to how it all went. I rode and ran well.
The training continues tomorrow and through the weekend. Big miles and quality hours. My body is responding well and I think after some rest all the work will really set in and I will officially be ready to launch into some race simulation/complex training.
The legs are up and I am doing some work. So, that's it from here. I will post again soon. Have fun out there and make the most of your day!