Friday, August 08, 2008

8.8.08

Every sunny day I thank my lucky stars for having the legs to ride my bike, the lungs to get me from point A to point B and the warmth to keep my joints happy. Summer is my favorite time of year - and I try to make the most of each moment because winter is coming...

So what have I been up to? Riding and honing my sprint. Dave R. showed me a new sprinting technique and we filmed it the other day will motopacing out at the track. And holy SHIT it's fast. The first few sprints behind the moto at 30 were sluggish and it took me a while to come around. Then the last set I used the new method and zoomed forward. Incredible. You can actually see the difference in the sprint. I'm going to be riding like a I stole it!

My other hours have been filled with making Jam in preparation for the long winter and spending time with Bubba. There's nothing like tasting a little bit of summer goodness in the dark months. And I've been resting to bank up for the upcoming Master nationals and Elite Track Nats.

My focus is stronger this year than before - with the reality of what may happen fueling my fire for quality training sessions each and every time I clip in and ride my bike.

2 comments:

Stoked said...

So how did the jam jell this time around?

Juicey said...

Still runny. I'm going to try and redue it today... I think the fruit was too ripe, thus making the sugar content too high. I'm going to try cooking it longer to see if that works. Thanks for your help!
jen