Monday, November 16, 2009

Enjoying the Nice Weather

Of course while I am training for Austin we get a cold spell that forces me indoors or to ride and run with countless layers on now that it is time relax and recover we get close to record temps and have not seem rain in a long time. This last weekend I was able to ride in shorts and jersey and was still sweating where this time last year we were digging out from the first snowfall of the year.

With my knee feeling a lot better I decided to head out for a mountain bike ride with Tyler Lord, Andrew Woegerer and Brian. We went to the Pines close to Belfountain and had a great ride, the trails were dry an were in great shape. It was the most fun I have had on a ride in a long time and it was great to get back out on the mountain bike. I did end up getting a flat about 200m from the end of the ride which was actually the first flat of the year, I kept on meaning to say that but I did not want to jinx myself but now that the streak is over I thought I would mention it. I would have to attribute it to the tuffy's I keep in my tires year round and changing tires when they become damaged. thanks to the guys at Gears Bike Shop for keeping me going.
This is not from this weekend the pic is from a few years ago but was the only one of me mountain biking I have!!! (notice the front wheel!!!)

Going to run tomorrow at York and test out the knee again, I think it will be fine but I will still take it easy. I am really looking forward to getting back into the grove.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chill Time

Sitting at home doing some work on the computer looking out the window watching snow flurries drift by, glad I do not have to go out training in it for awhile. I thought I would be able to handle training in the cold and I thought I did a pretty good job leading into Austin, but after the race it was ovouse that I was lacking that last gear that would have allowed me to have a great race. I was just a little behind in everything and in such a tight race that little difference can make a huge difference in the end.

I am now taking a few days off to let some little issues get better then I will start doing the local run and trainer workouts to keep some fitness throughout the winter. I am especially looking forward to some xc skiing I will have an extra month at home this winter so there is a better chance for some good snow. The last few years we have been skiing mid to late November so not much more waiting. Maybe somebody with some skiing knowledge can gie me some technique pointers

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