Sunday, February 15, 2009


I haven't written about training lately. The bread and butter has been the River Ride, and a long ride, surrounded by easy commuting. But, I'm done with my winter base program thanks to the intervention of Mother Nature. It seems as good a place as any to rest up and start turning strength into speed. Last Monday I did a 135 mile slog from Vacaville to Pope Valley and back to Sac through Winters and Davis. On bike nutrition is going great and I only stopped for a total of 40 minutes AND I managed to finish the ride at the same weight as when I started meaning I was rehydrated at the end of the day. Now I'm heading into some structured threshold work in the form of long 20 minute intervals and some hard short climbs, in addition to building to a 250-300 mile ride in early April. And there is that pesky core strength program that's gone in fits and starts. Hopefully I've hired some one that will hold me accountable. We'll see. It sure would help.