Monday, June 30, 2008

Logging Hours

Chris got a personalized training plan from David Grigsby this past week. I am following the plan only in the sense that I'm riding for about the same amount of time. Even though I'm not really using the training plan, I figure the extra time in the saddle alone will be helpful for me, or at the very least will add some consistency to my riding. Needless to say, I put in a lot more hours in the saddle in the last week than I have been in a while. Since the wedding, we've been lucky if we've gotten two days of riding in a week.

Chris and I haven't actually been riding together, although we've been riding at the same time and at the same place. At Burchfield, you can ride all kinds of different trails and hardly ever run into each other. For the sake of his training, I've been riding my own route since he has to ride in a specific way and he can't wait for me like he usually would.

I'm amazed at how much it's seemed to help already. Yesterday I kind of surprised myself with how I was riding over logs and log piles without even thinking about it. I'm also getting a lot more familiar with the trail and not getting lost as much.

Here's what this past week looked like:
  • Wednesday, 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Thursday, rest day
  • Friday, 1 hour
  • Saturday, 2 hours
  • Sunday, 2 1/2 hours

1 comment:

Anne said...

Ah, grasshopper....very good to read how you've improved on the log piles and such! Way to go on the upped hours too!

Might be out there next Monday with another new rider.