Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy New Year !

I hope 2006 goes as well as 2005 did and is better in other ways!

My racing will take a whole new path along the way of endurance races and a few XC races, It would be hard to give up XC races all together with the PAMBA I-74 series so close and it keeps getting bigger and bigger.

The one main thing I don't want to see or experience as I did in 2005 was the hard falls I took, while racing and in training. CRAP ! I took some bad hits the worse was down in Danville when I endoed down that small hill, It knocked the slober right out of me !

The training needs to get jacked up as far as cardio and I will start to work on loosing the weight I seem to gain every winter. I get to lifting weights and I start bodybuilding ,but I'll work on more bike specific lifting this month.

My Peak race for 2006 will be the 24-hrs of Nine Mile again and Wow ! Will it be fun this year with it being a National race, I wonder who the big stars will be that make it ? Besides Jeff K and Paddy H. Will I even be able to compete ?

It's 4:30 pm and I need to get to bed for a 10:oo pm wake up for work ! the Milk Man always delivers !!! See ya in 2006 !!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas everybody !

I'll keep my eating in check, but I don't do real good at this time of the year !

I missed some good weather today for a outside ride ,but work was long and I need to be back in at midnight......I might get up early and hit the tredmill before work.......lets see 5-1/2 hours of sleep or 5 ?

I'll lift for sure when I get home in the morning.......I've been going heavy and will for 3 more weeks.

At the first of the year I need to start my cutting diet ! It's not the best thing for a cyclist , but I can drop some serious weight.

I do have some new sponsors for 2006 Six Six One and Intense Tires, I can't wait to order some tires and a new helmet,I have some new gloves on the way.

Yah ! I keep checking in on the T-I race and will throughout the year !!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pass On Trans-Iowa race

I feel like crap that I didn't get in the TI race but it was the right thing for me to do !

The training it would take so early in the season was the main factor in the decision to pass.
I can still keep my training schedule inline with the Wems races and PAMBA I-74 series,

I need to go downstaires and lift and get some running in !

See Ya !

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Snow Ride

I hit the Rock Island Trail after work this morning, the snow was to deep to get any good miles but I still got a good workout. I only went 8 miles but it took a 1-1/2 to do it, with my heart rate at about 85%.

We have our PAMBA Christmas Party tonight,I'll take some pics to post it'l be fun !

See ya !

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

hitting the gym

I'm trying to stay with the cardio I ran this morning on the tredmill, and went Christmas shopping with Mike Jr. I was going to get on the spinner tonight but work called . I need to be at work at 4:00am for a local run in Peoria, getting the big money will make it worth it.

Can it get any colder ? man it's cold and the snow came early this year!
I need some more cold weather gear to get some rides in.

See ya!!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

snow !!!!

It's time to get on the spinner , the snow has been falling and the ground is covered....I guess I need to just get on my bike and be sure to dress warm.

I will get to the gym tomorrow and spin again Tuesday I might even get on the stairstepper at the gym thats always a good workout.

Signup for Trans-Iowa is in a couple weeks ...... I need to think this over if I'm going to get in it. I want to, but what if my training doesn't go like I want it to or crap happens that I can't make it ?....... I'll need some help trying to figure out a training plan for this race ........ This will be a race to try and fininsh and not worry about winning.

See ya !