Cyclocross, A Break And A New Season

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted anything here. I was hoping to post throughout the cyclocross season, but that just didn’t happen…racing almost every weekend and, of course, working.

Cyclocross season went exceptionally well for me. No, no podiums…not even top 50% finishes. But that’s not me in cyclocross. I raced the whole NYCROSS Series and finished 11th in the overall Series in the Masters 45+ category. That’s a huge improvement from the previous years finishing 20 something overall. I also raced many more races including some of the bigger races in the northeast..Cycle Smart International, SuperCross Cup and USA Cycling National Championships. 2016 was the season that decided to focus my racing on cyclocross. I do other racing through the spring and early summer, but it’s all training for CX.

After nationals, I took a month off from everything for rest, recovery and eating. Training has started again with 3 days of at or near 70 degrees…in February. It felt good to be out on the bike again after a good rest.

I injured my planters fascia back in May 2016, and it’s still not 100%. But, I’m back to running too. Today was my first run in more than 8 months and it feels surprisingly good. Sure, it was a short run, but I’m not going to make the same mistake again and do too much too soon. So, bike 3 to 4 days a week and run 1 to 2 days a week is starting to sound like a good training plan.

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