Hey y’all! Here’s the post for this week’s practice schedule. This week is the 4th week of our 1st block of the year. Weeks 1&2 were VO2 intervals, week 3 was LT intervals, and week 4 is…. rest :). This week we will slow it down a little, focus on skills and recovery. Just because you aren’t doing a bunch of intervals and stuff does NOT mean you get to treat your body poorly and go to sleep late and try to PR your mile in running or whatever. The rest week is the time when your body is able to soak in all the hard work you’ve done in the last couple weeks and build itself into a stronger you. If you commute to school, leave a few minutes early! Give yourself a chill ride. No need to TT to first period this week. Respect the rest!

Tuesday: 4:30-6:30PM. MTB or CX (thats cyclocrosssss) bikes for everybody

Wednesday: 4:30-6:30PM. Road bikes

Thursday: 4:30-6:30PM. MTB for 24HOPers, and road bikes for valley racers

Weekend: As usual, there will be an email from Ben to respond to. The only race we are going to this weekend is the Sun Devil crit in Tempe.

Saturday: Shootout/BC team rides. Road bike. A normal Saturday, for once

Old man: Meet 6:45am – Leave 7:15am

Big boy: Leave 7:30am

B/C Ride: Meet 7:30am, Leave 8:00am ride for B-team riders. If haven’t done the shootout before or you’ve been dropped on the old man shootout at all in 2020, you are on this ride. Be there.

Sunday: Sun Devil Crit and MTB ride options.

Sun Devil Criterium: Riders and parents must respond before Wednesday at 8:00pm to confirm attendance. Otherwise I will not be bringing you, regardless if you show up in the morning. Meet 4:30am, Leave 5:00am. Back late in the day. 

MTB Ride meet 7:30am, leave 8:00am, Back by 11:00am.

Stories from today!

I’ve got two stories I wanna highlight today. First one is Thomas. Cat 5 crit. Man, I saw some sweet racing out there. Thomas absolutely sent it though. 5 laps to go he put in a massive attack and held about a 8 second gap until 1 lap to go. Then, heartbreak, bike racing, got caught with about 400 meters to the line. So exciting to watch. Kudos, Thomas.

Second one is Eve. I mean, damn. This was one of the most legendary races I’ve seen. Eve got dropped like 3 times in the 3/4 Women’s crit, but every single time she clawed her way back to the field. It’s easy to sit up/give up, call it a day when you’ve been dropped. It takes something special to keep going though and will yourself back to the group. About 3 laps to go, Eve was maybe 5 seconds off the back of the group. Kaileen, being an amazing teammate, hit the front and slowed it down. Eve got back on with about 2 laps to go. Coming out of turn 2 on the final lap, Eve put in a massive attack. Nobody saw it coming. Complete come from behind, over the top. Held it to the line. Won the race. Chills. Unreal. Bravo, Eve.