Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rim Ride Tapering

I have figured out that being consistent is hard for me. This is why having a coach is helpful. All I need is a personal assistant to help me with my blog and help Girls4Dirt get sponsorship. Dream big right?!!? I have been enjoying the fine weather that Grand Junction has to offer this time of year. Finally got to take the leg warmers off this week to show off the pale legs! Getting ready for my first big ride of the year next weekend. I'll be heading a mere hour and a half away to Moab, one of my favorite places on earth. The Rim Ride is my favorite kind of race/ride. It is a self-support 100 mile mountain bike race. No caches, no drops, no cheerleaders and no course markers. For me this is what mountain bike racing is all about. Physical stamina is extremely important but preparation, navigational skills and endurance of everything are the ingredients necessary to ensure a finish. That is my first goal.....to finish. I have no idea how long it will take and I'll keep those expectations to myself. Training has been good, going fairly strong since early February. I don't feel it has been too hard (the training) and that makes me nervous. I think in order to conquer a ride like this, I need to hurt before going into it with enough time to recover before the race. In 7 days I'll know if I did enough hurtin' to prepare for the technical desert riding Moab has to offer. Tune in next week to see how it went.



Here are just some pics for folks who haven't seen where I live now.....

View of The Monument from the house.














Winter biking in Moab, Klondike Bluffs area...

3 comments:

Brad Mullen said...

You prolly don't remember me but I rode with you in 06 at the E100 100miler and you got ahead of me near the end. Anyway, I'm riding the Rim Ride next weekend and will look for you. I know most of the course, but I still get lost :-)

Cat Morrison said...

Look forward to seeing you there. I don't know the whole course so I'll be wondering aimlessly through the desert. Can't wait for the adventure. If my memory is correct you were getting some coaching from LW??....and I "got ahead" of you because I missed a big section?

Dave Byers said...

It is like a big happy reunion. :) I rode with both of you in the E100 in 06' as well. I remember we were in a pack for a while during stage 2. You both ended up ahead of me. Best of luck in the Rim Ride. I wish I could join you.