Wednesday, February 27, 2008

50 Hills update!

Saturday, March 29th, at 9:00.

I'll be at the bottom of the hill, warmed up and ready for lap #1. If weather stinks or wind is unbearable I'll give plenty of warning right here, hopefully at least 24 hours before the ride.

I'm currently working on a spot on the hill where I can set up a "staging area", where we can hang out, rest, refuel, fill water bottles, etc. More on that when I've got it buttoned up. I'll be bringing an ample supply of water and Gatorade, and maybe some endurance-sport fuels, etc. Bring your own favorites, lawn chairs, and bicycles. I expect to be on the hill at least 6 hours and will enjoy having friends to ride with/ride by.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Not the best day to try gravel....


But I had a GREAT workout. And learned a little bike-handling. Didn't take long to figure out that ditches were every bit as viable a route as the road. Felt great to get in some good hills once I got past this soupy stuff. I only got 13 in, but they were terrific for heart rate and strength training. I actually called 5 people to see if they wanted to come along - funny thing that I couldn't find a taker.

Getting ready for the 50 Hills. Start riding hills and join me!

Micah.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

50 Hills

The Ride:

The Hill on North 6th street, Hiawatha, Kansas, 1/2 mile north of Hatfield road to the intersection at 240th street. 50 times.

Length:

Not quite sure, but it'll be well over 80 miles. More specifics as I scout the route a little more carefully.

Why:

Just cuz, but mostly because I need to train for the Dirty Kanza 200.

When:

Last weekend in March. Only the worst weather will postpone this gutcheck.

Come along for any of the trips up the hill. Ride one or ride for the long haul! Bring your water bottles and a positive attitude, and help me get to 50!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Back at it!

Friends and I who race and train together recently got together to decide on a few events. We all have different goals and outside obligations, but we've managed to select a few adventure races. I'm also doing the Dirty Kanza 200, and some of the guys have longer mountain bike rides/triathalons in mind.

I'm dieting for the first time ever. I discovered last week that my body-fat is up to a 15%. This is as high as I ever been, with a weight of 180.5 lbs. I can honestly say that while the discipline needed for weight loss is a reward all by itself, dieting generally sucks. I'm going to lose about 8 pounds.

I've not been on the bike, but am running and doing elliptical work when the time allows. I've got a new HRM and am eager to see how it impacts training.

Do well. Be in touch!

Micah.