3 Down, 7 To Go

3 Down, 7 To Go

The warm days of late spring have arrived with a sprinkling of the familiar hot and humid summer weather typical of the East coast; like it or not. I like it. By now, the drawn-out winter that that seemed to crawl slowly from its cold icy depths towards better days are long forgotten as we all look forward to mid-season bike racing on the road. With that, I thought now would be a good time to reflect on how the season has gone so far. I started the season and my training back in January. My goals for the season…

Recovery Rides are Silly

Recovery Rides are Silly

Now that I've been training with power for the past five months and have fully embraced the Zone 1 recovery ride I've come to the conclusion that they are downright retarded. I mean, who gets on a full carbon road bike (full carbon and made out of carbon) with a complete kit and everything and then pedals around for 45 minutes barely breaking 15mph??? It's absurd!!! I feel like a total douche riding around like that. I probably look like one as well so I guess it's befitting. At this point, you could substitute my full carbon and made out…

In the beginning...

In the beginning...

There is always an identifiable beginning to everything. The end or goal, that's usually a bit more fuzzy. Especially when we start talking about training as a road cyclist and racer. Sure, you may have an "A" priority race here and there or some other lofty goal but once you achieve them, what's next? Is this the "end" of your training? If you are like me then you know the answer to this; there is no end. Ever. Well, that is until you give up completely. But i'm not here to talk about giving up. I'm here to talk about…