Well Whiskey was fantastic.
Congratulations to all who raced and did their best.
I apologize to those who were unable to finish. I will work even harder this coming year to inspire you to put in the extra work.
This weekend there is the State Championship road race in Duncan, Arizona. Many of you have said that they can attend, thank you. Others of you I am still waiting to hear from you.
I would like to attend this race for two reasons. One because it is State Championship and I like the idea of honoring that. Two because Duncan is a small town without a lot going on, and they are trying to build something. I want to help that town build something. So that is why I want us to.
I am thinking that maybe we should go on Friday after school and sleep in the gym of the school. We could then race on Saturday and return on Saturday as well. That way the weekend is not too long and we can do something fun on Sunday.
Please let me know if you want to go on Tuesday at practice.
As things are right now, we have 8 weeks until USA cycling Nationals for a few kids. I have that on my mind and have a new super coach for that group, who will be named shortly.
The rest of us not going to Nationals are starting to think about the High School MTB league and getting ready for that. Really what we need to do now, is chill, ride, have fun and unwind from a hard road season. We will still be ready to race this weekend, because of all of our residual fitness from the race season.
Practice Plan– For those not going to Nationals.
Tuesday– Endurance Road ride.
Wednesday– 3:45 and 4:30 MTB rides. The 4:30 ride will get back a bit late, please prepare.
Thursday– Endurance road rides.
Friday– Leave for Duncan
Endurance road rides should have no attacks. They should be a solid ride with riders taking pulls however not trying to crush anyone. They should be monitored on the power so that you are riding steady and slowly lifting the floor of your FTP. We have talked about this in group settings. These rides should be fun. They should allow you to ride and talk and enjoy each other and the scenery.