Saturday, July 3, 2010

Stick to Your Plan...

I am a bone head. When putting my training plan and race schedule together for 2010, there was one thing I was for sure on. In fact, it was the very first decision I made for the entire calendar year. The decision was "I will not race the Stony Marathon!" Well, after a week and a half off the bike with a planned recovery period, work stress, and a uncontrollable urge to start training for cyclocross, I deviated from the plan that has been near flawless for me thus far. I decided to jump into the Stony Marathon. I could not help it. I have been running and riding this entire week as I prep the body for some intense CX training, and I felt real good. Then on Thursday, I tore up Ruby and thought -- wow, I am still caring some fitness. I may be able to make it happen at Stony! I should of realized that I only rode 16 miles Thursday.

So to save you some time, here are the cliff notes. I got into the race. Felt sluggish from the whistle. And only made 3 laps out of 5 in the 50 mile race, before my legs started showing signs of cramping. I felt like crap, and decided to throw in the towel to avoid hurting my legs in the process.

It was cool to see fellow TSBers at the race. And congrats to Mark Z. (AKA) for a solid 4th in a tough race. Adam, Brad, and Shawn, you guys killed it also! I just wish I had more hours on the bike to hang with you guys. But then again, I need to stick to my plan....

3 comments:

bIgBrAiNoNbRaD said...

Yup... stick to your plan!!!!

Paynful said...

You and your plan!! Where is the fun in the plan!! Haha!! jk

Sorry about the race... wish I could have been there.

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