Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Not as strong...

Not quite as strong in Camrose with a less than stellar first lap, but made up ground on the second lap and finished strong.
Wait up!
Now we have two weeks to focus on training and building fitness pointing to the Stewart Cup.

It is certainly going to be a busy week next week with the Frozen Thunder Sprint race in Canmore on the Friday, Stewart Cup in Calgary on Saturday, back home for the ENSC Ski Swap on Sunday and then back to Canmore for the Frozen Thunder distance race on Monday.

Thunder!
Best get working on my upper body!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Ah …, too much!

Went out hard as planned at the SAIT XC Open but quickly realized that was a bad idea, and quickly switched to old school racing and hung on for dear life!

It was a hard course with some good uphill sections which seemed to be my strong suit losing some ground on the descents and not having quite the fitness on the flats.

My time was good enough for 16th overall and 1st in the 35+ and then using the age grading system that they use in cross racing my graded time put me in third overall which is a nice way to treat the old guy.

out hard!
guys…guys…wait up!
down
oh shit!
up
 Next up Stewart Cup in a few weeks.

Friday, 3 October 2014

It's fall so it must be XC season!

I am over the jet lag and have settled back into regular training. I am still a gong show but jet lag can no longer be the excuse. 

Cross season is upon us and it is time to hit the trail. I had intended to race last weekend in Red Deer but just did not have it in me, needed another week. This weekend I feel a little more ready to go and will be heading down to Calgary tomorrow for the SAIT XC Open as a training race in preparation for Nationals in Vancouver in November. Hopefully I will not have to use the seat warmers for the warm up, but one never knows:-)

Training wise I am back doubling down with rollerski workouts in the AM and run workouts in the PM as I am also looking to get ready for the Nordic Season.

I am expecting a Big Bang tomorrow as I blow up on course, the goal is to go out with the leaders and hang on as long as can and see where the chips fall. Now hopefully come race time I feel up to the challenge otherwise I may revert to good old fashioned pacing. Stay tuned this might be interesting!