Monday, April 06, 2009

Still Alive.

It's been awhile since I've updated this blog, but no worries, (not that there ever where any) I'm still alive, doing some riding and hope to even do some racing this year. You see, my wife recently changed jobs and her 60+ hours a week including weekends has put a major hit in my riding time. Watching and raising the girls the best I know how is far more important than CAT IV racing is, so that's where my time is spent these days.

That said, I still do get out on the road some, the trainer, and commute to work by bike so I'm not getting too fat yet. Slower though for sure. My oh-so-loved group rides are out of the question, and Saturday racing is pretty much out for now also. As the days get longer I'm going to start training more in the mornings so I can get the miles in I need to do some competitive racing this summer.

I'm still probably 10-15 lbs heavier than I was this time last year so I feel my slowness mostly in the hills. Lucky for me, most races don't have hills these days. It is a bit depressing watching the LSV/KB email updates on the racing going on and I'm not there, but the year is young and I'm gonna stay positive.

Yesterday I did 4.5 LSD hours (75+ miles) on some new roads I haven't been on before and worked my way over to my wife's new workplace so we could have dinner together. The girls are on Spring Break this week at my parents so I'm upping my miles to try and take off some weight and get some base in.

Well that's that. Hope all of you are having a great season so far and I'm looking forward to seeing you out at the races, or even just out on the road!

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