Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Update

It has been a nice, relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Becky and I spent some time with family and friends. We got in a nice road ride this morning. We knew it was going to get warm, so we were on the road by 9 AM. We got in 27 miles, which is what Becky's training schedule called for today. She is preparing for the Holland Hundred, where she will complete her first Metric Century.

I feel fully rested from Kanza. My knees are still giving me a bit of trouble, so I am getting out ahead of the pain with advil. I have scrapped up $10 to race the Milkjug event this week; that will let me know how things are going with the knees for sure!

I hope to get in quite a few miles this week, along with some nice climbs. I want to be tuned and trim for Lumberjack, as that may well be my last race until I find a new job. I plan to have nothing left in the tank after that race, and a nice sub-8 hour finish to my credit. That means I need to get out and ride in the heat this week.


Paddy Humenny said...

have fun playin "pro-rider" ride, ride, ride!

oh ya, nothing says sub 8hr like a disc bike w/out the brake bosses on it...seriously, it's like an extra gear...later

Charles Barnes said...

Hi Joe,

I was wondering what you do for a living. Karen and I know a lot of people in different industries, so we can let you know if we hear of any job openings. I'm looking forward to getting my butt kicked at Lumberjack (my first race this year). See you there!