Friday, February 20, 2009

February is camp month

February has become a month of training camps....and why not? With the race season starting in earnest right at the beginning of March, Feb is the perfect time to get in some specific training and learning.
First up was the CCN / Cannondale MTB team mini-camp last weekend. Nothing super organized and we simply gathered here at the house in Black Mountain, but it was a great couple days of off road riding. The team is basically 3 fast young guys (Alex, Travis and Daniel) along with a token old guy (me). On saturday we did a Pisgah semi-epic 4.5 hr ride including horse cove, squirrel gap and some of the Black Mountain trail. Sunday was a long big climbing ride on most of the ORAMM course for just about 6 hours. The guys are riding really well and you can expect to see some really great results from them this season.
Next up is the VeloSports MTB camp this weekend. This will be a another 2 day camp in Asheville that is primarily a skills building weekend. It looks like the weather saturday will be cooperative, but we may be a little cold sunday....that is ok, we will still have fun.
Next week, wed through sun is the big Kenda Pro Road Team camp. While it will be great to see all the guys and the atmosphere should be electric with it being the first year the team has pro status, for me it is a lot of work. There will be bike fits, bike fits and more bike fits to do .....which entails a lot of crawling around on the floor measuring things. Last year I pulled muscle in my back at camp and hope not to repeat that. This year I am not an official team rider (or am I?) , but more in the role of a staff member......not sure if that will make things easier or harder for me :)
After that the race season is REALLY here. Snake Creek Gap #3 is March 7th, then I will do the Dirty Spokes 6 hour race in GA the following weekend.

1 comment:

Cogburner said...

Good to see you survived your 25 hour training week! New podcast soon? I've given in and created a blog...

See you at the final Snake.