Me against Him

Me against Him
Racing a BMW

Monday, January 11, 2010


Wow, is it really already 2010? Life is going way too quickly. Well with the New Year comes a few new ideas some wisdom learned in 2009 has helped shape my 2010.

Last year I was so worried with just sitting in the right place in the pack to use the least amount of energy. It was my first season doing road racing and I was a little scared/intimidated and in the earlier races I was humbled by my fitness and the fitness of those around me. I had a great summer of training, racing and learning. That lead into a confident fall and I did a few cross races- which were loads of fun- and now here I am with spring just around the corner. My fitness and racing brain have developed a lot in a year. So that leads to the resolution.

In races this year I want to be more of a factor. I don't really care if I win or lose, I just want to participate- rather than just survive- and leave my mark on the races I do this season.

Another resolution I have for this year is to update my blog more often than I did last year. This is the first update in months and for that I apologize.

I also want to learn some skills on a mountain bike and race next mountain bike season.

I have made a training plan to get me to the start of road season and I would like to continue and get better at training myself.

Just an update on whats been going on since November:

I've been riding a lot more this winter than I did last winter thanks to Santa Clause and his elves. I got lots of warm goodies for riding.

Another semester of college has come and gone and here I am about to start the next one.

I put the first 1000 miles on my new road bike. ( For those of you who turn up your noses at that I also got a cross bike this year and I rode it a good bit)

I did a tempo workout the other day. Those things suck! But, they'll make me stronger so I'm gonna do them.
I think that covers everything.

Have Fun,

T Crotts

1 comment:

  1. get some big dogger, training yourself is the best way, look into the paleo training. it uses your bodies evolutionary instincts and applies them to kicking ass on a bike. i'll send you a link if i can find one online, or come by the shop and i've got a few articles on it.