Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back Up to Speed

Been quite a while since I've posted. Not that I haven't had anything to write about, but been so busy and the race results weren't anything all that noteworthy for a while.

For a quick catch up, after coming back from Bonelli Park I was really motivated to and working hard to keep the fitness coming after having a strong race there. Sadly, soon after I kept having breathing issues and never really felt all that "on". Was tired all the time and never really felt sick, but also never really felt 100% either. I went to the doctor after hoping I was just a bit overworked or over trained, and found out it was more allergy issues and also that I had Asthma. After finding that out and getting some treatment I started to feel better than I have in a long time. Very relieving to say the least.

Along the way I got in some really good training though around the valley. Especially riding with my buddies Jason Anderson and Wade Newsom. Been a lot harder to train this spring with all the wet and colder weather, but still been really good. 

Like I said earlier, I missed a lot of racing in between March and May due to allergies and my asthma, but luckily I was able to hit my Memorial Day weekend tradition of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. 
I've been going down to Durango for years to race and take part in both the Road race from Durango to Silverton and the mountain bike race around the Fort Lewis Campus are so much fun and also really challenging. I ended up getting 21st in the Road Race, and 20th in the Mountain bike. Was pretty bummed with the Mountain bike result, but after doing the road race the day before and having issues in the high heat, it's not a bad result either, especially for not racing in the past few months. 

One of the coolest parts of the Iron Horse Mountain Bike Race is going through the Steamworks Bar in downtown Durango. 

After leaving Durango, I am headed back up to home for a mere 10 hrs to pack up my bike and head over to Stockholm, Sweden and other parts of Europe for a good block of bike racing. 
Can't wait! 

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