Day: April 29, 2009

mission trails recovery ride

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Nice easy mission trails recover ride 🙂

Started out the normal route but everyone wanted a shorter ride so I did a medium ride and cut out bedford hill and met everyone at the ledge, down e-ticket and I cleared S-turns. I skipped xtra credit as hell its my recovery day 🙂

Nice spin…. speaking of spins my head was so so…. hoping to get better and better as the days go on 🙂

Date: 04/29/2009
Start Time: 17:35:00
End Time: 18:51:00
Time Taken: 01:16:09
Route: Mission trails
Total Distance: 7.25 mi.
Burned: 891 (kcal)
Workout Weight: 149.0 lbs.
Effort: Easy
Quality: Good
HR: 90 (min) 133 (avg) 185 (max)
Pace: 36:58 (min) 10:30 (avg) 02:10 (max)
Speed: 1.62 (mi/hr) (min) 5.71 (mi/hr) (avg) 27.41 (mi/hr) (max)

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Santa Ynez Race

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So wake up and try and shake off the nyquil fog, and pop too much advil….my head was spinning from my inner ear issue….

There was a nice lill loop section at the start where the feed zone was and had a small hill in it so warm up was great there. 9:15 I start the warm up, easy 130-140bpm first lap, 150+ on 2nd lap, I hammer the crap out of the 3rd lap 170’s, and back to 140’s for my 4th lap 25min warm up adn ready to stage.

I cool off a lill waiting for the start. top 10 in the series get call ups. I start 3rd row.

Gun goes off I get into my pedal and we are off, into the first turn and I get squeezed…. I could have tossed an elbow but I tapped the brakes and fell in line. up the first lill hill I look back and we are all together wheel to wheel the whole group I’m sitting about 9-10th wheel. Down the hill and off onto the course. We all stay together till the base of the first switch back climb and I’m redlined!!! I’m try not to panick but there is no way I’m gonna be able to hold this pace no way! I get passed by 2 guys right before the switch backs.

We go into the climb and things start to calm down 2 guys go off the front and people start settleing in to thier pace. I pass a couple guys in the switch backs (think I’m sitting ~10th) I see one guy from our group (marked 19 on our legs 30-34 was 19…) with a flat so now I think I’m 11th…. I start to back off a bit and I see a guy from my group come up behind me. On the 2nd climb and put the screws to him!!!! never see them again… My desecnding is a bit off due to my head not on straight but the legs are feeling good and going up since its not technical all you need was legs….

up the 3rd climb and down to the start finish, I drop my arm warmers off to Kerin and don’t take a bottle in the feed zone as the 1 I started with is still half full. First lap 50mins. I left the bike in Pro-pedal the whole time only changing the fork travel from 150-80mm on the climbs.

2nd lap I’m feeling he burn but am really warmed up now and open it up a bit on the main climb, I get passed here and there by a couple guys from other groups (marked 20 and 21) I pass a few guys from the 19-29 crew (marked 18) but I never see another 19 again…. I keep the hammer down though as I don’t want to get caught and I wanna put in max effoert.

It was fun to see teamates out there even though I didn’t know them got a few cheers from the crowd (Go SHO-AIR!) I finished strong and after the final turn I looked back saw no one zipped up my jersey and rolled no handed over the line (no arms up like a I won or anything just happy with my effort)

Ended up I was 12th out fo 25 guys so mid pack was my goal and I got it 🙂 1:38 Great race!

Date: 04/26/2009
Start Time: 10:01:00
End Time: 11:39:00
Time Taken: 01:38:15
Route: Santa Ynez XC Course 09
Total Distance: 18.16 mi.
Reps/Laps: 2
Burned: 1,976 (kcal)
Workout Weight: 150.0 lbs.
Effort: Hardest
Quality: Great
HR: 90 (min) 173 (avg) 189 (max)
Pace: 05:25 (avg)
Speed: 11.09 (mi/hr) (avg)

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Santa Ynez pre-ride

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Woke up early saturday am and met up with 1 of my new teamates to pre-ride the course. Was really cool as he had raced there before so he knew the course well.

Up the first climb it was steep and I was trying to take it easy the day before the race, fun tight switch backs and had 1 really steep turn!

up a lill more and we passed the DHers at the starting house, man I used to be one of those guys making fun of me and spandex 🙂

Across the top and down a fun off camber desecent, lots of off chamber. Hit the 2nd climb not a bad one fire road that turned to single track steep at times but not bad at the top of this one we ran into a few locals (cows….) we continued up and at the next corner there were cows but these ones had horns…. sketchy…. around the next corner I look up the hill to my right and there is a HUGE cow freeked out running along side of us…. that thing was freaked! and I was a lill too 🙂

down a lill and up the last climb this was wasn’t bad at all middle ring and keep it moving. Down a couple long switch backs and ripped the fire road back 🙂

I played alill around the start thinking of what gear I wanted to start in and what the enterance to the single track was like.

Good ride was glad to have a giude!

Date: 04/25/2009
Start Time: 20:45:00
End Time: 21:53:00
Time Taken: 01:08:06
Route: Santa Ynez XC Course 09
Total Distance: 9.08 mi.
Burned: 960 (kcal)
Workout Weight: 150.0 lbs.
Effort: Hard
Quality: Good
HR: 90 (min) 155 (avg) 181 (max)
Pace: 44:27 (min) 07:30 (avg) 02:28 (max)
Speed: 1.35 (mi/hr) (min) 8 (mi/hr) (avg) 24.31 (mi/hr) (max)

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