Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feeling Stale?

You never thought this day would happen. The season started with excitement; you couldn’t wait to train.  You promised yourself you wouldn’t miss any workouts. You would race to your capacity. This would be the breakthrough year. Then, one day, you woke up dreading your morning workout. It filtered into the next workout and the next, and soon, you realized you were burnt out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Art of Discipline

Triathletes are certainly a diligent bunch. Daily schedules are loaded carefully to balance training and life commitments. Seasons are meticulously planned. Workouts are executed with passion and determination. Social events are bypassed for extra sleep. Dessert unordered until after the big race. Yes, we are committed. But, are we disciplined?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Boulder Peak Recap

 Photo: Cliff Grassmick,Boulder Daily Camera
There are two ways the Boulder Peak triathlon could have ended. After not finishing two races this year, it could have been: three strikes, you’re out or third time is a charm.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Canyons around Boulder

My favorite part of summer is the ability to ride to the high country. Options abound to reach the Peak to Peak Highway, the famous (infamous?) road that stretches from Blackhawk to Estes Park. The climbs from the Foothills vary in length and difficulty.  The most popular paved roads, from south to north, are Golden Gate Canyon, Coal Creek Canyon, Boulder Canyon, Left Hand Canyon, St. Vrain Canyon and Highway 36. I have been up or down all of them. Each road offers differing scenery, varying grades, and many options for riding home.