An American at An Post Ras
China, Spain, Camps, Cramps, and Bama’
Here we are again, sore legs from the ol’ mid race cramps and long hours on a bus, sitting behind a computer screen, figuring out where to start. So it’s 2017, and the first few PRT races have come and gone; it seems like just yesterday I was headed to Redlands with a bum leg […]Read More China, Spain, Camps, Cramps, and Bama’
Going ‘Cross to CHINA
12 months, it’s been 12 months since I started training for the 2016 season. Since then I’ve been to Tasmania, Malaysia, Dubai, Canada, and 20 some states. There’s been some rest here and there, but the offseason hasn’t actually officially begun yet. Last year, I took a leave of absence from cyclocross. A broken Scaphoid […]Read More Going ‘Cross to CHINA
Rooted! As my Euro teammates would say. In context, “Dude- that race was so (expletive hard) I’m so rooted”. Rooted was pretty much exactly how I felt after Air Force Classic. It was the week after Philadelphia Classic, and I really had no idea how much longer I could hold the momentum. Thankfully I had […]Read More 20 Seconds
Le Tour of the moon- (Gila)
After driving from Fayetville to Alberquerqe then taking the mountain pass to silver city, it was clear we had landed on the moon. Upon opening the sprinter van door, we found ourselves gasping for precious oxygen. We threw our specialized evade helmets on, and headed out for exploration. The climate was dry and foreign, but […]Read More Le Tour of the moon- (Gila)
Once Redlands finished, we headed home and got one week of training in before we headed back out to Arkansas for the UCI Joe Martin Stage race. It’s a 4 day race in Fayetteville, that goes through the Northwest corner of the state. My leg started to feel a lot better after resting for a few […]Read More Perfectly Arkansas
There’s always a point in an endurance athlete’s career when they reach a pinnacle of fitness, one higher than they’ve ever reached before. Each workout you start pushing new boundaries, and you can’t wait for the first race. Then, it hits you like a ton of bricks. What’s that annoying pain in my thigh? Hmmm. […]Read More 1.5 Legs
When it pours there’s a race for the Rainbow.
2015 is a wrap; and it ended way differently than I would have expected. Joe Martin was my last post, since then- I’ve broken 3 bones, been in countless of states, and raced in a World Championships. I’m still trying to piece together the whole broken bones issue. Literally. The first one came at Winston Salem […]Read More When it pours there’s a race for the Rainbow.
Joe Martin UCI Stage Race
Joe Martin- It was my second stage race last year, and the first stage race I was fit enough to not feel as if my legs and lungs were being trampled on by a baby elephant every gasping moment. So when I found out the race was going to be UCI event this year, I […]Read More Joe Martin UCI Stage Race