Sunday, January 27, 2008
It's not that big of a surprise after doubling my dismal amount of training over last year, improving my diet, just generally taking care of myself and having a genius coach training me. I have to tell you though-- each gain was hard work (blood, sweat and tears). Bike racing ain't for pansies. Nope.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
"Never, never gonna give you up
I’m never, ever gonna stop
Not the way I feel about you
Bike, I just can’t live without you
I’m never, ever gonna quit
‘Cause quittin’ just ain’t my stick
I’m gonna stay right here with you
Do all the things you want me to"
I like cleaning bikes (it's just the getting set up and starting). The gundge bunnies were way thick on the dérailleur pulleys. Thank god for Simple Green and elbow grease. Had to keep an eye out for the pesky orange cat trying to jump the fence.
100 miles tomorrow into the foothills with some peeps. Very Fun!!! I'll be thinking about my bella teammates having fun at camp this weekend. If I could win the lottery and be two places at once. Looking forward to some couch time on Sunday. Football championships baby! Go Brett!!!!!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Well folks, this is the general game plan this year. Add in some time at the track and a full time job and I'm a pretty busy gal. Nothing set in stone of course. S uperficially, it looks like criteriums are good training for Double Centuries. Ha!
1. Snelling Road Race
2. Merco Criterium
3. Merco Road Race
4. Menlo Park Gran Prix
5. Land Park Criterium
6. Zamora Road Race
7. Martinez Criterium
8. Madera Stage Race
9. Wente Criterium
10. Davis Double Century
11. Golden State Criterium
12. Dunlap Memorial Time Trial
13. Eastern Sierra Double Century
14. Terrible Two Double Century
15. Burlingame Criterium
16. Diamond Valley Road Race
17. Minden Criterium
18. Esparto Time Trail (Ouch)
19. Dunnigan Hills Road Race
20. San Ardo Road Race
21. Winters Road Race
22. Giro de San Fransisco
23. Knoxville Double Century
On another note, check out "100 miles of going nowhere" on one of my favorite blogs:
http://www.fatcyclist.com/!!! Seriously funny.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
It had its ups and downs.
I tested limits.
I felt broken, beaten and scared.
I felt invincible, strong and elated.
I learned what was important to me.
I learned to really appreciate everyone and everything.
I laughed more than I ever have.
I experienced joy and love.
I rode over 8000 miles.
My wildest dreams came true... and what's amazing is that there is more to come.
Wishing everyone the best in 2008.