Friday, December 16, 2011

Back at it... has changed since my last post. I moved to Birmingham, I'm working for a different TV station, working with a new coach, sponsored by a new shop, racing with new teams, and getting coached by Drew Edsell. Did I mention things things have changed?

On the racing side of my world....I have fallen in love with another style of racing. Cyclocross!!! I got the fever and the only cure is more cross racing! Bamacross is our local state series...local...guess I'm a local from Alabama now...but it's a 10 race series that are all mostly with in 30min of bham which has been awesome. I started off as a cat 3 due to zero experience in cx but after 4 Bamacross races and one GA cx race I had 2 W's, one 2nd, and an 18th due to tire issues. So a mandatory upgrade was forced and I moved up to the 1-2's. It's where I belonged anyway. It's been hard and the compo is stiff but I'm glad I'm there.

On the training side....a got hooked up with a new coach Drew Edsall. He's been great so far. Keeping things very dialed in and specific. It's been hard because the job and kids keep me busy and I have to keep my training very specific with short days and limited time on the bike right now. We are using HIT method and incorporating intervals in most all of my rides. Ez or hard that's all it boils down too.

The one thing I'm most excited about is the week of vacation coming up after Christmas. Coach and I have a huge block of training planned and I simply can't wait. I love riding my bike and can't wait to enjoy some heavy volume for a change.

The 2012 racing schedule is just about finalized and I'll post it up as soon as I get things laid in. At this point the first goal of the year is the newly formed East Coast Triple Crown. Love the concept and love that one of the venues is at Oak Mtn.

Bamacross 8 is this Sunday and the beat Micheal Lackey!