Thursday, February 26, 2009

last bit of effort before the race

coach had me doing the last bit of effort today before the weekend. she wanted me to do 3x race start practices which are 1 min full out then settle into a nice, high z4-5a effort...i love these! i normally do the ride a little more structured but today i went to the race course with max to ride. i decided to do the first bit of effort just out on the that's what i did...about 40 min's in the ride, i drilled it for 11 min...cooled down for about 15 min. by that time i was back at the starting line so i drilled the second and last effort of the day...ended up with 2 solid tempos and an 1:45 over all ride time.

My first warm up race of the season is this sunday at the Bethel trails in MS and is part of the SCRCS. The course for this weekend is long and fast...bad thing is there is NO recovery out will be non stop peddling the entire time...all 35 miles!

i'm ready. just a couple of light rides tomorrow and Saturday then it's go time. this season will be fun...i've had a great off season program and feel really right where i wanna be. it's still a long way away from my major goals for the year, so no pressure at this point.

Goal # 2 = Finish top 5 overall at SERC

Goal # 1 = Top 3 at Bump N Grind!

I've never been on the podium at this's the largest xc race i do every year and i love the maybe this is my year!?! It's part of the ProXC and Kenda Cup East series...I can't wait!