The Daily Grind: Back to Basics at Cross Camp
I write this while I nurse a completely bruised inner thigh, and avoid picking at a scab on my knee that's not likely to heal until December.
My mind is on last season's tubulars that need peeling, and on a dang flotilla of new Garneau Steeple-XCs heading our way at the end of the month.
Snap the bike all the way up – let your bones hold its weight.
Use weight to slow down, not brakes.
Your saddle isn't there to sit on.
As part of what is fast becoming a tradition for us, we headed back to Cycle-Smart's cyclocross camp this past weekend to get instruction from the top of the sport (getting chased into corners by Stephen Hyde is...illuminating) and those that helped to make Northampton the training ground that it is.
We crashed a lot. We drank some exceptional beers and some just-right margaritas. Somehow we persuaded ourselves to get ice cream cake for breakfast. And some of us finally met our team coach, Jacob Fetty, in person.
We'll see you at practice – remind us to shut up about camp already.
Our racers have all manner of schedules: some are up at the crack of dawn, others are training in Central Park at 11PM. In our latest Daily Grind training feature, Clark makes the case for morning workouts.
As the road racing winds down after a long season that started on cold March mornings, an important reminder that it’s okay to embrace the burnout and get back to riding purely for fun.
After schedule conflicts ruled us out from the Cycle-Smart Cyclocross Camp that we know and love, our friends at Cycle-Smart did the next best thing and brought cross camp to us as part of an incredible weekend at the beach.
Feeling tired? Struggling with training? Consider asking whether you are getting enough sleep.
Scott hits the halfway point of his half and has a long weekend in Australia dodging danger noodles
Team TBD’s Scott Rettino documents the next phase in his pursuit of both a fast time at the NYC Half Marathon and a successful season on the bike
Closing out the first block of 2019 training with a weekend of all around decent weather and many good times
Winter base training… and running?!?! It is all in the latest Daily Grind entry from TBD’s newest member.
Believe it or not we are just 50 days from the start of the 2019 race season, which means it is time for the annual ‘oh-shit’ moment
Getting ready for 2019 with a bit of power testing and zone setting with Jacob from Cycle-Smart