I went out for a nice 2 hour spin on the mountain bike this evening. The weather was perfect. The trail was in good shape, and I felt great riding. I rode without the HR Monitor, and it was actually nice to not know how long I had been out, or what my HR was. I am considering not using it during the 24 Hours of Moab. It may help with those 8 hour into the race feelings of “oh crap I STILL have 16 hours to go?!?”.
I am thinking of using Saturday as the “last hurrah” ride of the season. By the time I recover from Moab, the riding in the mountains will be pretty minimal. And anyway, I will push the reset button on the training and start again with more core strength stuff, cross training, etc… I’d like to get back up on the Ridge Trail, or perhaps a long ‘un over AF canyon into the Wasatch back. Next week is going to be shorter easier efforts as I taper for Moab. The 24 Hours of Moab is amazing. What a great atmosphere at that race. It is as fun to go down as a spectator as it is to race. I can’t wait to get down there and soak it all up again. It is a great way to end a season.
Added yet another link, the site of JB who Loves2Ride his bike. Gotta love all the great reading these blogs provide. JB is another enduro freak who finds pleasure in riding his bike for insane amounts of time. Head on over to his site and drop a shoutout from your peeps.
I was head bobbing to “Son’s Gonna Rise” by Citizen Cope on today’s ride. The chorus fits perfectly for a 24 Hour race. So this one is going on the shuffle Moab playlist. He’s not singing about the sun, but hey, it sounds the same!
Well a son’s gonna rise in a mile
In a mile
In a mile
You’ll be feeling fine
In a mile you will see
You’ll be out of the dark, yeah
You’ll get your shot
OK, im off to see a man about a horse.