I was able to finish out my miles on Sunday, minus just one hour. Logging 29/30 hours last week is more than just an accomplishment to me and I can tell that the 80 hours I put in on the bike over the last 3 weeks have really helped my fitness. Sunday was another day on the trails, and I let myself go hard a few times. Even after all those miles, I was able to jump out of the saddle and charge up power climbs and through technical sections. I didn’t have to wrap or tape my knees either. They were hurting a little, but it was more of just a nuisance.
Rick has a plan… and so far, the plan is working. Here is his newest article by Rick on Velonews. This week, is rest! rest! rest! Yesterday, I went to work, ate happy hour sushi (2 rolls for 7 bucks!) with Jeff, and enjoyed a Deschutes Black Butte porter and some Australian Shiraz.
I got in to Boulder around 9PM on Sunday night. It was windy and relatively warm. I woke up Monday morning to 5.5 inches of snow on the ground – a not so nice surprise. It’s supposed to be in the 40s here for the rest of the week, so that will be just fine for my 10 hour rest week. 🙂 My foot and knees are on the mend, along with rebuilding many many muscle fibers. Reeeechhhharrrrge.
29 hrs = ANIMAL!!!
You should be ready for RAAM!!
Black Butte Porter is great! I lived near the black butte in central oregon, there is actually a trail around it and a trail-dirt road to the top. Sounds like things are clicking for you!!! What are your primary goal races this year?
I wish I could do that much hours, I’m feeling lucky to do around 15-18 hours/week! It’s still more than twice what I was doing last winter so I should see an improvement but you’ll be a machine!
haha. I would never want to do RAAM. Now RAAM on trails…that’s another story!! 🙂
My A-races for 09 are looking to be Firecracker 50, Sol Vista National XC Championships, and Leadville 100.
Dan, I had never done that many hours before!! 15-18 hours a week is more than enough to improve. Good job. 🙂 I should be down to that many hours a week now that base miles are over.
Very nice! I’m just starting my base training again
If you win any of your A races, try to get a haribo bear sponsorship . . . .
my knees hurt just THINKING about riding 30hrs/week
I’d probably have frostbite on my nose if I were outside for more than 30 hours this week. On a bike or not.:P
Keep up the good work.
The new look for the site looks nice.
it was cool running into you on the trail Sunday. Maybe we’ll see you out at Old Pueblo, and swing by the shop next time your in ‘Burque, we usually have a keg of some fine local ale on tap.
Hey Dan – You too! I wish I could have ridden with you guys, but you were too fast for my zone 2 HR restriction. 🙂 hehe I’ll definitely see you at Old Pueblo. 🙂