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Around The Bend

It all seems just around the corner. Right there around the bend. And when I say all, I mean all.

I am peering so intensely ahead these days; shaping my own destiny and by extension that of my family. The ‘next thing’…a.k.a the job shaping up very interestingly. Tons truly is happening and I am practicing patience that I truly didn’t know I had. Frankly it’s atypical of me! It’s interesting in that in one hand you want to control your destiny (e.g. have fun, be inspired, work hard and with great people and build something of substance)…in the other hand exists volatile market conditions and prioritization shifts companies are forced to accommodate which are as chaotic as the DOW itself.

But it’s close. I think things will be just fine.

The body too is coming around the bend. I am lusting cross more than you know. OK, you know. Trying to keep it all constrained but I’m busting at the seams already. I am going to continue the long epics peppered with an increase of weekly interval work that will overlay the base…a base designed to have fun, enjoy my mountain bike and keep the pounds off. My weeks of training mimic what I’ve always done, but WAY more mountain bike. Essentially weekends are for massive loads, take the early week recover, Wednesday/Thursday intensity spike then rest before the weekend. and load up again. The closer to 'cross I get, the more the intensity frequencies grow until seeing cross-eyed is normal and being fluid under stress is 2nd nature.

Tick tock tick tock. Gluing. Porting. Ridleys. Thinking. Clinics. Changing leaves. Shorter days. Cooler temps. Embrocations. Commuting.

Soon. It’s all just around the bend.

Reader Comments (4)

can't wait for the Ridleys and Cross! Dreaming of the stars and strips LOL

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterV

I definitely dig your site; it keeps my interest piqued for CX season. As a newbie to the area, what shop in Boulder would you recommend for some CX upgrades? Keep up the great work...

June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Indeed!! Are you grabbing some Belgian Carbon when they're in??

Thanks for reading man!! Obviously I am biased but you need to come into Boulder Cycle team and 'cross is our thing. It's safe to say that we'll be able to answer your questions and get you all dialed in for the season.


June 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg K

I hear you. I already hear the first bell lap bell ringing in my head.
I've been on the mtb a lot more this year too hoping that it will bring some strength back to my aging legs. So far so good..and, it's been a hell of a lot of fun. Soon it will be time for the mega rides on the cross bike, half pavement, half mtb trails with some skills practice thrown in at the end. Then threshold intervals....then some VO2 work...and then GO!

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWes in VA

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