Cross Season, Training, Coaching

2010 season observations while racing CX :
- not training for it doesn't make it hurt more than having trained for it
- riding in the woods chasing deer is not equal to a cross-specific workout
- one is simply slower without training
- run ups are really really slow without the training
- it's still loads and loads of fun
- the season is almost done (it's gone quick)
- the folks who I've worked with as a coach this year are RIPPING IT UP this CX season
- I must write myself a training plan    ;  )


CX Season is well underway

It's my favorite time of the cycling season .... Cyclocross!
Doesn't matter how much or how little you've trained, it always feels the same  ;  )


It's Kale Season (Community Supported Agriculture)

Greens in Peanut Sauce

This is from the Simply in Season cookbook and an excellent way to use up some CSA kale
  1. In a large skillet, saute in 1 T of oil a chopped onion and 2-3 cloves of minced garlic. If you’d like, you can add a chopped tomato and simmer for 2-4 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4t tumeric, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp cloves, and cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1 lb of kale or collards (8 C) and 1/2 C water, steam until greens are soft. Stir occasionally.
  4. Combine 2-3 T chunky peanut butter and 1-2 tsp hot water and add to the greens, stirring and cooking to coat evenly.
Works as a side dish or on its own with some brown rice.


Long time that this blog has been pretty silent

Wow, it's been a long haul and not much in the way of posting going on here. It's been time to overhaul the look for ages so that part it done. Perhpas now I'll start to post a bit more!

The last year found me facing a major challenge, happy to be here to share that all reports are looking great so far. Here's looking to more of those.

Got in a few CX races last fall, those HURT, but then that's a part of CX. Doing it on no training was an interesting experience. If all goes well, I'll be training this year. Sorting out the what/how/serious or not on the biking front. In any case it's a blast to be back on the bike.

Did an intro to biking clinic for women last month along with Andrea and that was a lot of fun. Hopefully we'll get to do more of those.