Friday, October 27, 2006

Cat. 4 baby!

Woohoo! I upgraded to Cat. 4. This is getting serious now. I am officially no longer part of the "Crash 5" group and I can now do some of the 3/4 races. I also found out I can race Master's so I suspect I'll be doing that a lot since several of my teammates are master's as well. Better keep riding, eh?


Phooey! The day after Fall Classic was supposed to be the start of our run focus for the winter. I was really looking forward to this. I really, really want to be a faster runner and we had a plan all mapped out to get there. Unfortunately, it seems I pushed pretty on Sunday at Fall Classic and smoked my quads. The result? My ITB on my right knee flared. I've not had problems with this knee before. Now 11 days later I've haven't been able to run, but things are looking up and I should be good to run on Sunday. In the mean time I put in a couple of good rides, so all is not lost. It's still October. Better now than later. No big deal. This is a good time to be social and we have social "stuff" for the next 5 days/nights.

End of the season? The fun never stops! (OKC Velo)

Well, you'd think with the end of season things would be winding down, but no, everything seems to be in high gear and I'm energized to train for next season.

One of the highlights of recent weeks was an invite from OKC Velo to ride for their race team. Considering I'm a relative newbie to road racing this is pretty cool. So apparently, I've now joined the "pirates"! With that a real schedule for races is already shaping up and I've put in a few good rides recently in anticipation.