Lets start with “YEAH, THAT WAS FUN!!”
Holy smokes, did that first race of the season go well! I am so very proud that every one of you gave your very best efforts during the race. No one ever quite at any moment. That is the type of courage that will allow you to tackle all challenges in life. Bravo to everyone.
Also thank you to all parents and coaches who came and helped and did everything needed to make the weekend such a success. It really does take a village and I would never want any other villagers. You all make it a joy. THANK YOU
Obviously the racing went well. We went 1, 3,4 overall in the team standings and we have a very real chance to put 2 or even 3 teams on the overall series podium. That to me sounds pretty darn cool. El Grupo has won the overall twice before, the first two years of the league, but we are in a two year drought. Sure would be cool to break that spell and put two teams on the overall podium.
I want to take a moment and give a special thank you to coaches Ali, Chuck and Richard. Thank you for giving us a weekend of your time and supporting the team. We cannot do it without you. THANK YOU.
Training Plan this Week
We are clearly riding well and are ready for the season. We want to keep this good form rolling but we also need to keep it for 9 more weeks to come. This is long stage race and we want to stay fresh.
Since the next race is in Prescott and also at elevation I want to ensure that we are ready but rested. I do not want to show up at an elevation race and be anywhere near tired. So for the next two weeks we are going to be maintaining our fitness via Steady State efforts. Enough effort to keep our engines strong but not enough to need a bunch of recovery. This will be a good time to practice riding fast without slamming the pedals.
Then after the Prescott race we are going to search for a fitness bump for the last few races. That will give us 6 weeks and we can really go into the final races flying.
Remember the plan only works if you are consistent, and if you try your best at what we are doing.
Tuesday– Clean bikes, and skills practice. NO SPANDIES.
Wednesday– 3:45 and 4:30. MTB Steady State intervals
Thursday– 4:30 Steady State work. Some of you will be on road bikes, so please remind me during the week and I will let you know who.
Saturday– C Team MTB 6:30am start
Oldest Man 6am
OLD Man shoot out 6:15am
Big Boy 6:30
Sunday– All others (not C team) MTB 6am meet and ride to trail head. All should be back by 10am.
I apologize for this late post. My home computer died and I actually had to buy a new computer to make this all work.
Don’t worry they say– Computers make everything easier.