Between icy roads, wind storms and sideways rain it is beginning to look a lot like winter. So we have been riding the cross bikes both on the road and on the endless trails that Victoria has to offer.
There have been some changes here in Victoria. I am training under the guidance of Patrick Kelly. For the past 3 weeks we have continued to build nicely. Swim mileage is up to 5km+ and runs are up to 70minutes with steady to tempo efforts interlaced. This past sunday Connor, Aaron and I jumped in with the Uvic XC team for a run around the lakes. For a 60minute run my Garmin File showed an absolutely perfect build throughout the run. This afternoon we had our first Hill rep session. A simple set of 15min steady effort plus 4x 2min effort up the side of Mount Doug. It seamed that we were in one of the most natural of situations. Under the towering old growth forest, we finished the run soaked by the rain and caked in mud, elated after a job well done.
The following is a video I made with a camera mounted on the handlebars of my cross bike. I hope to do more of these throughout the season as an alternative way to document some of my training.
For now, it is off to bed.
Hope all is well,
Ciao for now,
Windy Day In Victoria
I was very tempted to go sailing in this....
...but then I remembered my torn old sail somewhere in Cadboro Bay....
...not as fun.
Also check out this wicked tune:
The Vaccines - If You Wanna