Monday, June 26, 2017

Note to self! 6hrs at Woodstock MTB Race

Note to self as  I race more MTB marathon races in the future..............

1. Get more endurance rides done
2. Eat more and eat early
3. Continue to have Sarah as my crew....she was awesome!
4. Pre-ride the course if I can
5. Take more ice!
6. Pactimo Summit Pro bibshorts are da bomb

I had a blast at the 6hrs at Woodstock and ended with a solid 62miles (6 laps) and 7th overall/2nd 40+

Monday, June 19, 2017

Well...Last Weekend Turned Out Pretty Good!

Well after being cut down by a stomach bug, the weekend of racing turned out pretty good!

The Xterra Big Elk 21km was on Saturday and despite having heavy legs I did  reasonable job of pacing myself to a 3rd overall finish and importantly gaining top points in the age group. That should have wrapped up the series age group win for the 2017 Xterra Atlantic season!

And then on Sunday at Ramsey's Revenge MTB race I took the Cat 40-49 win!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekend of Racing...Uh Oh!

Just in time for the weekend double of racing at Xterra Atlantic Big Elk 21km (Saturday) and Ramseys Revenge Mountain Bike race (Sunday).  Perhaps it won't be a weekend of crushing it!

Xterra Big Elk is the 4th round of the series and is critical for series points as I won't be able to race the final round on July 9th.  The best 4 races count to the overall series so a good result should see me sew up first place in the 40-44 age group. Oh and it will also be my longest run since Eagleman 70.3m in June 2014!

Ramseys Revenge is close by to Big Elk and is the next day so the weekend will be spent in the comforts of the Candlewood Suites! (Lifestyles of the amateur athlete). It will be my first mountain bike cross-country race since we moved to the U.S. in 2004 (I have done some 50km's and 50milers) and will be fun to thrash again but ultimately is purely training for Xterra and some other goals to come later in the Summer.