NICA Race #2 in Prescott

 

I hope you watched the short video first.

 

It is just a reminder that what ever you dream is possible. It might take more work then you ever thought possible, but hard work always wins. Yes, she is a whole different level, but we can all learn something from her. Heck she graduated from Stanford and won the World Championships in the same year. Anything is possible.

 

As we move through the race season, and as school gets ever harder, we need to continually manage our time, be mindful of how we control the controllables, and make sure that we love the people around us.

 

Remember we are a team and only as strong as our bonds. So please remember to be good to one another, support each other, and help each other strive.

 

I will put more detailed information for the weekend up on Thursday.

 

I will use the rest of this post to talk through our plan to prep for race #2.

 

I am very confident at this time that we are fit. If you have been coming to practice and following the instruction I am confident that you are on form and ready to go. I just need to make sure that the legs have some gas in them and our skills are on point.

 

We came out of last race just flying, and last week we put in some work. So this week we are going to lay off the gas a bit, and focus on flow.

 

We should feel rested again at the end of this week and ready to race.

 

Training Plan

Tuesday– MTB Low Endurance ride

 

Wednesday– MTB low endurance ride

 

Thursday– Whole shot openers

 

Saturday– Leave and pre ride

 

Sunday– RACE

 

 

Sunday Check in And Eve is going to be just fine

Eve had a good crash today. Nothing is broken. She got one stitch in her elbow. Her face has an abrasion on her chin, which of course no one wants, but she is ok.

 

I spoke with the nurse when we were leaving the hospital and was told that she is good to ride on Tuesday. I asked specifically.

 

Also they gave her a CT scan and all results came up negative.

 

Upon leaving we had a donut and laugh in the car. She will feel banged up tomorrow but all should be good.

 

Hopefully she heals as fast as Madison, because she looked amazing on the shoot out this morning.

 

Sunday

Remember if I saw you today, I should most certainly see you tomorrow.

 

7 am be at the clubhouse to efficiently pack up your bikes. Also bring good snacks

 

Weekend Update

This week was a maintenance week. This was not a week to find extra fitness. Our fitness is great. Our speed is on form. We needed this week to stay on point. We needed this week to keep us topped off. I say this because I know a few rides were flat filled. Not to worry really. As you got some time in and maybe a touch more rest. After the first race we can deal with that.

 

That said it is better to get these kinds of rides out of our system before the race, so we can race clean again.

 

Max and I will be at the clubhouse Friday afternoon fixing all the bikes, so next week and this weekend we are going to be on form.

 

Weekend rides– If you can only make one. PLEASE prioritize Sunday. Of course I want you to come to both, but I can’t always get everything I want.

 

Weekend Rides

 

Saturday– 6:15 Old Man

6:30 Fast Person

6:45 B and C Team rides

 

Sunday– 7 am meet.

drive to trail head. 8am begin to ride

10:30 back at vans and loaded

11- 11:30 back at clubhouse.

 

Womens World Championship Mountain bike race

Never give up, Never give up.   If you have time, take time to watch this race.   It absolutely encapsulates the idea of Never give up.   I do not want to give any spoilers, so I will leave it there.   Please if you have time, watch these amazing women race an incredibly… Read more »

More for this weekend

Compression Socks– If you have a pair please wear them in the vans, this will totally help   Long Finger Gloves– Some of you have been slacking on wearing them. Please bring them and wear them this weekend   Homework– Bring it. You will have some time. Not a ton, but some   Light out– … Read more »

More Weekend information

There is a lot so please ask questions if anything is unclear:   Leaving: 9 am sharp on Saturday morning. That means show up at 8:30 no later to help pack up. Returning: Pretty darn late on Sunday if you are in high school. Middle school riders there will be a van that leaves earlier… Read more »

Finally its here

That’s right, finally race weekend is here. This Saturday we will be heading up to Flagstaff and on Sunday we are finally going to be racing.   I will be posting more through out this week to keep everyone informed.   The intent of this post is to keep riders aware of what they need… Read more »

Sunday Update and Monday Nothing Day

Sunday Update– 7 am Meet up. Leave by 7:15.   Return to the clubhouse approx. 11am.   I am not totally sure where we are going. We have a race next weekend so I want to somewhat simulate what we are going to be riding. I don’t want to tire us out, but I need… Read more »