• Ramping up.

    Hovering fog near Carter LakeWith the Ouachita Challenge on tap in a few weeks, I should be getting in some solid dirt time, but the long and chilly winter has our trails muddy.  We need about a week of solid sunshine and wind to dry things up.  So, the substitute is the mtb on the road.

    MTB climbing workoutThe OC race course has a pretty aggressive profile and is unrelenting, so today (above profile) was all about going up and going down....not much recovery in between.

    Going up!A large dosage of 8% grades...and beyond...had me wishing I didn't dig so deep late in the Oval Ride yesterday. I was a cooked amigo!

    Three day training block left, then I have a recovery period as I head to Seattle for work.