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Sunday, March 30, 2008


Look at my crotch rocket!!!! Santa Cruz Blur XC...Its fast, it slices through the air like a jet.
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I just got back from the CCCX race at Ford Ord. I really like these races because you go all out for 2 hours. I never consider myself for the win but I give it my all. The reason I do them id to help me push when Im tired. At least that is my objective. The races there always hurt like hell:) Though I don't know what hell feels like but Im sure its

I was tired from my long time trial ride yesterday. I decided not to work out in the morning before the and stack more fatigue on my body than normal.

The race starts out fast and I always have trouble holding wheels in the first 20 minutes. I entered the first section in the first 5 riders and was in good position. The wind was brutal so I had to give it my all to stay with them and not be left out to suffer. I felt real good and was able to move up a few spots before half way of the first lap of 5 laps total. We were moving alone pretty good and was still in the front group during the second lap and was doing pretty good. Were started moving through riders and there was only a few riders front our group left. I was out front pushing hard when one rider attacked and flew of the front. There was no way I could hold his wheel so I had no choice but had to let him go. About that time I was all alone stuck in the middle of nowhere. There was nobody to work with. I thought for sure another rider was going to catch me because I felt I was slowing down some. I was still passing a lot of people from the riders who left in front of our group and felt strong. So I kept doing my thing and hammering alone. On the last lap, with total amazement I ended up catching the rider that took of on the second lap. I knew he was strong but tired. When in the end I came across the finish line first for my first win of the year....yippee. Always feels good when you WIN!

I feel I'm going in the right direction with the training and I am doing pretty good with my power out put. I still feel I have some improvement to go for the 24 hours of Cool race but have have plenty of day's to ride. Plus I have the 8 hours of boggs next weekend!!!! So i have some resting to do to get ready. I have one hard workout next week of about 4 hours on Tuesday doing the sea otter course the its all about focus and rest....

As spring time is here and in full swing the flowers are looking so nice! On Saturday I decided to drive up too San Anonio Lake with my croch rocket (Tri Bike) and do 2 laps of the 1/2 Ironman course at San Antonio Lake. I had some fatigue going into this but pretty much goes very everyworkout unless Im tappering. I felt good and was real exited to get ride the bike with more than myself. Although nobody was riding with me but just to ride with other people around is so nice. My thought on riding the tri bike is that it makes me putt out steady watts for long periods of time without going into the red zone for short perioids of time. Not saying I didn't go into the red zone but just was trying to keep it as steady as possible, working on my peddle strock to keep it turning in full motion. I believe when I do this my efficientcy is better for my racing, keeping your momentum moving forward at all times, rather than hitting only the down stroke on your circles. This burns like hell for so long. During the first lap I contiplated on only doing one lap but I told myself I not count out a second lap but would wait intel I finished my first lap to see how I felt. Also figured I must be pushing to hard to be thinking that early on. So I tried to hold of and save most of the mojo for the second lap. It so nice out there this time of year. I didnt use a heart rate moniter or power and wanted to do this on feel. Well I survived the first lap and felt good enough to continue. So my objective for this was to go hard and push real hard towards the top of the rollers and climbs. Eacl laps is around 5000 feet elevation gain, some goos climbing. I tried to stay aro only to get out of the saddle to stretch or attach the hills. I started to cramp son 1/3rd into the second laps but wasn't going to lay off. I rode hard and it hurt like hell but I wasn't going to give into it and slow down. I suffered pretty hard the last part was so glad I finish. I couldn't hardley walk afterwords, hurt like hell. And it felt so good:). My neck started to really hurt a lot being in the areo posistiuon for so long. I dont think my neck concusion was helping.

Im real happy with training this year. I have deligated more of my time to other responsiblity beside the bike. Plus with the trying to focus on the job change and the lack of work is taking some adjustments on the mental statis. But I will never give up and will keep trying intel the end... Got to go. I have a race MTB rac e in Ford ORd today at 1 pm, wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Spring is comming

And you cant stop it:) Its going to be nice. Riding in the my shorts again. Smelling and seing all the spring flowers. And im hoping my fitness with spring also:)
I haven't been writing for a long time in the blog. I had to simplify my life some and the intrenet was on of them. I was working at a concrete plant and it closed on January 1st. So have been going through a work transition period for know. Im not sure if I will write as much as before. It seems this blog is the first thing that will go when I get tired and start training. But I have been bouncing around at work, and know Im offficially being trained to operate an asphalt plant. Instead of making grey material it is know black stuff. My experiance from the concrete [plant has helped me a lot, it has a lot of the same principals. So I have been trying focus on my new job and has taking up a lot of my energy and time. Making sure I get it right. ALthough I did mess up already and tried to load a 6ton truck with 25 tons. Let me tell you know it won't work. Shit goes everywhere. It was pretty funny in a weird way. Im still training as much as I can but Im not holding myself to any figures. The only figure I hold myself to one is a healthy one.