Wednesday, August 19, 2009

obsession or healthy hobby?

august is a busy month for me. i'm taking a year off from med school and doing a year's fellowship in our pathology department...lots of random tissue pieces, body parts, dead bodies, and knowledge re: cancer. in august my schedule is 6:45am-5 or 6pm; at the end of the day, i've been too tired to want to ride (hard) so i decided to ride before work...getting out at 5am with my light each morning. cross season is so close i can taste it, so everything is focused on that: 4x6 (15sec on 15 sec on) all-out, 2-3x15-20minute threshold intervals, skills practice with lots of hill run-ups and stairs.

septemer is almost here and some fun races are on the horizon: 6hr binder, sswc in durango, greensfelder. the mtb season was unfortunately truncated to only the last half of the season for me, but i still managed to get some good results in the single speed class and am looking forward to racing expert on my ss next season.

4 comments:

Team Trail Monster said...

Dude ur rockin' it. Must be the new 29er.

TeamSeagal said...

dude, you're gonna make us all look fat and slow if you keep this up. Well who am I kiddin - next to you, we are all fat and slow. Nice work.

Schottler said...

5am rides with lights on gravel roads is how you do it! That was my whole winter.

Dan said...

Schottler, i think it'll be my plan for the rest of the fall (except for whenever cross practices)...let me know if you're ever up and going that early any more.