Category Archives: Mountain biking

Training Report – June 18-22

With the Whitewater Xterra looming on the now nearing horizon, I’ve started to shift my training slightly. My goal is to decrease volume slightly and increase intensity. My hope is that since the race is not quite as long, this … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Myself

I was at a small gathering several weeks ago, and a few friends commented on how I was drinking copious amount of beer. I replied, “I’m taking a break from myself.” But let me backtrack slightly to give this comment … Continue reading

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Race Report – XTERRA Southeast Championships – Pelham, AL, 18 May 2013

Sandbagging (but true – nonetheless): After doing a pre-swim on Thursday, I knew something was not going right. I could not get enough air. My swim suffered, and I identified what I did not want to admit was a fairly … Continue reading

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Training and Taper Report – May 13-17

As race week arrived, I planned to get in some light training to not accidentally de-train, but I didn’t want to go into the race on tired legs, which definitely slowed me down in Miami – my day before pre-ride … Continue reading

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Training Report – May 5-12

For the upcoming race, I decided to try what I consider to be a bit of a reverse taper. I heard from various sources that I need to build in a week of recovery for about every 4-5 weeks of … Continue reading

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Training Report – April 29-May 4

I planned and designed this to be a low-level training week for recovery before the final push to Oak Mountain for the XTERRA Southeast Championships. Overall, I shaved off a significant portion of training but was still able to keep … Continue reading

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Report – April 15-21

Apr 15 Monday started early with a Swim. I planned to get in more, but work got in the way, so I eked out a fairly easy 30 minutes. I felt sluggish with heavy legs. Later in the day, I … Continue reading

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Week of April 8-14 – Training Report

On Monday 8 April, I started the week with a much-needed rest day. Though I’m not getting in quite the volume I want, I have moved up the intensity and the many other aspects of life have been really taxing, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to Spiderwebs and Sweat

It’s here… April 2013 has brought with it an early blast into summertime, and a reminder to all why my blog is titled as it is. This week on the trails exemplified this boldly. On Wednesday (17 April), I headed … Continue reading

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2013 OMBA Fat Tire Reflections and Media

Here is a bit of audio, still images, and video for my Fat Tire reflections and report. This is a bit of a test and a one-take shot at it. Hopefully, it comes through well. We will see.

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