Saturday, April 24, 2010

Xterra Vegas Pre Race

Just a little clip from in my hotel room while getting ready for my first ever Xterra Triathlon in Las Vegas

Friday, April 23, 2010

Vegas Baby!!

Well it is not that exciting, although I am heading in the Vegas direction I don't think I will actually make it to the strip. The race is in Henderson which is just south of Vegas but at least I will be able to see the lights.

This will be my first ever Xterra race and I am really looking forward to it. There is no pressure on me and no one thinks I will be a factor in the race. I guess I don't even know if I will be a factor. I have never really done a real mountain bike race so I have no idea how fast I am. I hope I am pretty quick because I do love mountain biking and would love to be able to do more of it during the summer. If I get blown away though I think the bike will have to be put back into the garage until the season is over.
I am all packed up and ready to go and just about to head to bed because I do have an early start tomorrow. Also I am planning on pre riding the course tomorrow with my helmet cam so I can review it tomorrow night and really get to learn the curves. It is amazing how much of a difference that can make. In some of my training I would do multiple laps and would always get faster in the later laps and I am sure this is because you learn your way around.

Stumbled upon this picture the other day and made me miss it. I have a great new one thanks to Gears Bike Shop but I had some great races on this bike, now I just have to create the same memories on my new one!!! I will leave you with the only mountain bike picture I have

Monday, April 19, 2010

Getting in the Groove

Don't really have much to say but I wanted to get into the rhythm of keeping the blog going on a more regular basis.

Today Hans, Bob and Andrew did their first workouts in Tucson and started with a 5000m swim, then a 2 hour hard mountain bike, I am still getting comfortable keeping my speed over some of the technical sections but I am getting better. I think the trail that I took today will help though, it was just a big rock garden, I thought it would be hard to go down but it was actually easier the faster I went, just floated over the top of the rocks. Off the bike I just did a 20min easy run and felt good.Add ImageThe Rockey trail (Sutherland trail)
Thats about all, just another biking picture, later

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Long Time Coming

Hahaha, yeah I know it has been a long time you don't have to remind me. Finishing up the last few weeks here in Tucson getting ready for my first race in Las Vegas. It is going to be my first Xterra and I am really looking forward to it.

We have been in Tucson since Feb 12th and spent the first few weeks working with the Personal Best Training Camps. After the Camps were over we had some time to get some really good training in and Dave and I have not let the opportunity go to waste.

This next week I have some faster more specific workouts leading into Vegas and Dave is starting to get ready for Florida 70.3 so our training is going to take some different directions for the next few weeks but our last training camp gets here in a few days so there will be some other guys to train with while Dave is doing his longer stuff.

Anyways that is everything summed up pretty quick, here are a few videos of some riding I took with my new helmet cam.

So that took way to long so I am just going to put links to the other videos

Golder Ranch Mountain Biking

That's all for now, hopefully it will not take 5 months to update again


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