Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

5 days until ...GO

I'm feeling it. Cross is here. this season presents new challenges. Tammi is racing this season which is awesome but it means 2x more gear, time etc. We're trying to get day care for Elora, especially for the November races when it will be colder. If not, kid will be in tow. Luckily, since I race at 10 and her race is at noon, we'll have time to hand her off. Its funny, Elora keeps asking if she will get to go to the races, which presents the question: is it about me or about us. She is so excited about it, how can we not bring her! I tend to get pretty wrapped up in the race, the competition of it. I will need to be mindful of her and Tammi at the races. So, any other racers out there who might to swap child watching duties at the races, drop me a line.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Ready or not

Cross season begins. My head is all jumbled. Am I ready? Have I trained enough? I have no idea. The numbers look much better than last year, but I suppose everyone can say that. Last year I started the season with some much excitement and anticipation, this season seems less so. I'm not sure why. Feels like all aspects of my life have become harder. No doubt, the training this year has been harder. Work has been at least twice as tough with new grants, people, issues to manage. Family...

Did Church Cross last week, what a blast. Saw alot of folks, which was cool The course was about half forest preserve single track and then double track. A little slick as it rained as I was driving out there. I started at the back and just really wanted to get used to the "cross bike at race pace" again. That took about 2 laps and then I started feeling better with each additional lap.

I have practiced 2x on each bike. I really like the double- 42/34. i think that will be bike of choice maybe for the whole season. The 2010 Force is the shiznit! Feels smoother than Red. Or maybe my Red is just a season old and feeling some wear, i.e. cables etc.

Signed up for the State Road Race tomorrow- 40+ 4/5, the only field to completely fill up. Crazy. A bunch of inexperienced old guys. Yes!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Team bike

Running it 42/34. Bike 2 is a single 39. Cross is here and I feel giddy.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cross is here

New team bikes. One for me, one for Tammi.

Registered for Jackson Park, DeKalb and Jingle Cross.