Cycling, Cyclocross, Fitness, Nutrition, Training

The Party’s Over

2 Comments 22 November 2008

My approach is all backwards, but my standard M.O. is to party all ‘cross season and then suddenly dig my heels in and bring the whole overindulgence thing to a screeching halt. I tend to be all-in or all-out.  It’s one or the other.  People say, “Just have one beer.” and I think to myself, [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Training

Pre-Barton Fall Lovliness

5 Comments 01 November 2008

It hasn’t rained as much as I would have liked, but I’m prepared to attack Barton with teeth bared. The leaves are diving from the tree branches in droves now, forming big piles along the side of the road.  Add water and you have a mushy leaf-slush I like to refer to as Raisin Bran.  [...]

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Cyclocross, Training

Humility in Doses

6 Comments 03 October 2008

It’s safe to say that Molly Cameron is the sole reason that Sal and I are the ‘cross fanatics that we are.  She probably doesn’t know this, but it’s true. In 2006 I started reading her blog and eventually gave into the intrigue.  It was the first place I’d read the word “cyclocross”.  It was [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Training

New ‘Cross Strategy for 2008: Animal Sacrifice

5 Comments 10 September 2008

Breaking the bird’s neck seems like a bad omen but I remind myself that I believe neither in omens nor birds. Still, when I feel the bone snap under me, my heart drops into my gut and my sentence stops inside my mouth, without bothering to find a period.

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Training, Wellness

Climbing Out of a Slump

4 Comments 12 June 2008

"You’re in a slump. Put your kit on."  Sal is standing in the bedroom holding my bibs.  I am laying on the big king bed holding my ugly doll with a pillow over my head: "I DONT WANT TO GO!" That is only half true but I am throwing a tantrum so this has to [...]

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Cycling, Cyclocross, Life, Training

From the Road…

3 Comments 07 June 2008

You’re Not Going to Believe This But… It is raining in Portland. It has been raining in Portland all week. I am as sick of writing that as you are of reading it, believe me. During the winter the rain is a backdrop. As expected and unnoticed as waking up in the morning. Training rides [...]

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