So Things in the past week have been pretty busy. I have still been working lots and school is starting to pick up with tests and projects every week. I have been still running up a storm getting ready for my First cross country race of the year! I am super pumped for a good race!
Today's run work out as all on grass, I was doing a lap that was about 1:45 to do and it was at about 5km pace and then I would rest for 30 second and do a 35 second lap that was at about 1500m pace. then I would get 90seconds and do it again. I did 9 of them.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I have upped the running again I'm now at about 15-17km a day. I am running 6 times a week and making sure I get all my recovery in. I have been doing speed work and hill repeats. I have set a new PB on some golf course hill I do, My old best was 49 something today I did it in 47.15. It was after doing 10km and 2 hill repeats. My running is really starting to come, I have been working on my Race resume. I am looking to BORROW a good treadmill for over the winter to keep my running up. I will be posting it on my blog went I find out how. I have my first cross country race in a weeks time! I have a good felling about it...i am super pumped now and ready to fly.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So don't really know where to start so...The night of the time trial i found out i moved up and age group and was racing 17-19 also i was no longer doing 15km i was doing 37km not that big of a deal but still. So I had to change some of my goals. I wanted to average more then 40km but i forgot about the lock out rule i have to lock my caset to 14 (for anyone that doesn't know bikes I am losing my 2 biggest gears. So i made to goal of getting at the 40km average. Ohh and ya hurricane Ike arrived that day so it was windy!! I rode the first half really hard knowing I would have a tale wind pushing me home. On the way back i was in my hardest gear spinning at only 52km- 54km if i had my 2 bigger gears I could have been in the high 50's. I forgot on how much time trialing really hurts. I went balls to the wall for 37 km. I sprinted the last 500m to get a few seconds, but I hurt so bad in the hips (I forgot to tell you I had to move my seat back 3cm!!! to fit the cycling rules) I couldn't pedal they hurt so bad I was having a really hard time walking.
I ended up with a av of 39.7 i was 8th and about 2:30sec a way form bronze. I have had a taste and i want more. I think in a years time i can move that 8th in to a top 3 or I could do some real soul searching as my parents like to call it and see if that's something i would like to forces on (don't worry i already know the answer to that question...triathlon is what i will forces on) I am thinking of a shorter tri season so i have more time to just bike. I would really like to in 2 years time win that race!
As for My xc training things are going good just doing lots of longer runs with one day of speed i plane on making 2 days next week and 3 days that following week.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I have my bike all clean and ready to go. The wheel set i am going to be using is 808's I would like to have put a disk on that back but i just don't have enough miles with a disk well i have actually never even ridden a disk so i will save trying the disk for another time. Since i grew out of my old tt suit i will be wearing a tri suit with a compression top under it. They have a rule in cycling that you must have your shoulder covered so a tri suit on its own is not allowed. I think its kinda dumb but they want a clean look just like triathlon with the rear zipper thing. Here is a picture of my set up (Mothers and there cameras)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So school is in full swing now and it really blows! I have started cross country so there is something to look forward to. I have been really unmotivated in the past week or so. I am trying to get pumped up on any little thing I can. I have TT provincials this weekend so maybe that will get me fired up leading into that. Cross country as been going pretty good, I am some how dragging my butt out of bed to ride 8km to school for cross country. I have been running anywhere from 10-7km. On of the workouts was 12x of a 1:20 loop. with a 2km warm up and cool down. I am also working 4 days a week now at the Outback to make some money. I work Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
I will try to post more
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
I will try to post more
Monday, September 1, 2008
The last Tri of the year is now done. I came home from Pentiction on Tuesday morning that week so me being really tired played a bigger factor then i would have liked. The swim wasn't good at all, as I said I was tired but I did wake up at the 500M. I got on my bike and rode tempo for the first 4 mins then i really started to push and quickly went from about 7 in the race to 3rd. I came off the bike in 3rd and had a lead on 4th and 5th but in the run i gave alot on the bike and as i said i was tired from the travel i jsut died in the last 2km of the race. I ended up 5th over all and 1st in 19 and under.
Looking ahead to tt provincials I think i will be a factor for an overall win if things go my way! Guelph i wanted to have the fastest bike split but i have to keep in mind i am only 16 and i still have a ways to go before i see my best riding.
I will update Tri Dakota and some other stuff in the next few days