Monday, October 19, 2009

Short lived break, successful day Mtn biking

Well, that plan for complete off-season is kaput. Some friends are doing a half marathon in February in Sedona, AZ, which sounds like fun. 16 weeks starts today. This probably is a good thing since I did considerably less run volume this season due to a nagging IT band problem in my knee. That would leave me 3 weeks after the half to recharge before officially starting the Xterra training for 2010.

I guess I just can't get enough!

More importantly, Jaime and I rode some buff singletrack at Buffalo Creek yesterday. She was a rockstar on her first real mountain bike ride. 10 miles, 2,000+ climbing, pretty solid bike handling on some of the more technical sections. Stoked!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mellow days ahead

Formal training is pretty much wrapped up for the year now that Xterra Nationals has come and gone. Seems a little early to be calling it a year, but I think I'm ready for the break. The past two weeks have just been a little bit of "do what I feel like" exercise. It's pretty nice to be back in the gym and lifting some weights, but wow, have I lost so much strength from a pure weight lifting standpoint.

Jaime just got a mountain bike (Specialized Safire Comp), so we are going to be doing as much weekend riding as possible before the winter gets here. Super stoked that the conversion from roadie to dirt lover has begun!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Have to start somewhere

Well, this is the first post here; I promise improvement will follow. This blog will mostly be about the things I enjoy, maybe some random thoughts for the day, etc. Enjoy.