I arrived at the date for my first 'A' road race (priority #1) for next year. It's going to be Battenkill Roubaix, the race most commonly known around here as Hell of the north, with a terrain and style of racing very similar to the real Roubaix in Paris.. It's going to be April 26, 2008! Train train train...and have fun!!
Online registration opens on Dec 19, 2007..
I'm in the process of periodizing my training. My Preparation period should start Nov 1, with Strength, Endurance and Spin skills workouts for 3-4 weeks.
Hopefully, I will incorporate a section on my training diary and schedule in the blog. I also plan to introduce a new section called 'Read for pleasure', which is going to be a showcase of scanned pages of cycling, sports and equipment related material/literature that my readers can glance over. The fact of the matter is I read so much, that sometimes I wish somebody damn knew what was going on in my mind.
The latest books that have been keeping me busy are Friel's Training Bible and Training with Power by Hunter Allen. These are truly one of my top selections to keep your winter interesting.
I've been slightly guilty of the casual style of English I have been using for these blogs. I plan on changing that as well.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007