Sunday, July 26

More set backs

Another week gone by and very little riding. Had a great 2.5 hrs on Tuesday and then I got a summer cold. It started with a horrible soar throat, then congestion, and finally a dry cough. Not out of the woods yet, but I feel better. Going out for a 3-3.5 easy mtb ride to addison oaks. Then spending some time with the family before another week of work.

Sunday, July 12

July so far.....

It's the middle of July and the TDF is a week old. It's been great to watch and I'm sure it will only get better.

The weekly ride time is about 8 hours for the last 3 weeks. I've been increasing the intensity of the rides to include more interval and zone 4/5 work. The power and speed are starting to come, but I need to start sprint work in a few weeks. In races I typically start off slow and work my way through the pack. By focusing on faster starts and doing more cyclocross races I should improve on this trouble spot.

Today is going to be a road ride of around 2-2.5 hours at zone 2. Next weekend I am at scout camp with my son, so no riding. I will go hard this week and use the weekend for rest.