Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We’re in the middle of our third training camp right now, but this one is a slightly different format than the others. Rather than only being a track camp, this one is half road and half track- we just finished the bulk of the road half. The road half is based out of the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center where we do our biannual training camps and time trials. One TT is flat- Otay Lakes Road- and the other is uphill- Honey Springs Road.

Today is our first rest day between the two time trials and our drive up to LA to get on the track again. I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the only one that’s looking forward to today’s recovery ride. Yesterday was a slog for me. We had the Honey Springs TT followed by another 2.5 hours of climbing. Between being sick and doing a lot of track training, this endurance business is hard work. 3.5 hours and about 6000ft of climbing is tough for this track racer. If you’re going uphill on the track, you’re doing it all wrong.

Our work is done for the next two days and now the main objective is to rest as hard as we’ve been training. It will be important to go into the next camp completely rested and firing on all cylinders. Worlds is rapidly approaching – March 5th is our departure date- just four and a half weeks away.

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