Monday, January 2, 2012

Starting 2012 Right.

Week 1 of the 2012 season went well. Time and CTL goals met. Even managed to lose a few pounds ahead of schedule. The riding conditions have been pretty darn good. New Year's Eve ride was absolute perfection as far as weather conditions went. My routing went a bit astray. Luckily my riding partner and wife Jane has cyclocross skills....


It's all aerobic base mileage at this point. Not hard riding, but deceptively important riding. Seems like every year I cut the base miles short and fall flat when I turn the intensity up. Have I learned my lesson? Let's just say I'm trying out a new cloak of patience in the saddle this year.

In fact, that's the meme for this year. It's a 'clean up' year. Every year I say "this year, I'm going to _________" ...but don't ...even though I know I should. This is the year to actually do those things and work on weaknesses in my conditioning. My typical _______'s include increasing flexibility, core strength conditioning, and ...base miles.

Will I do it? Stay tuned.