Mt. Hamilton Summit - May 2011
For this years race I resolved to do more uphill training rides prior to the race and be better equipped. The better equipment was easy since I'd bought a modern carbon fiber bike last winter. My training has also been better but only to a point since my primary focus has been on running and I only ride about 50 miles a week. I felt good after climbing to the summit yesterday and looked forward to an enjoyable descent since my last visit to Hamilton was on a cool February day. Total round trip ride stats: 40 miles, 2:42, 5400' of ascent and descent.
So those were my important workouts from the last few days. Two mountains - at 4200' (Hamilton) and 2800' (Black) elevations, within sight of each other across Silicon Valley - both picture perfect training grounds for ascent races. Other workouts the last few days included an 18 mile flat recovery bike ride Friday afternoon, an easy flat 10 mile run Saturday and a 4 mile run with my favorite running partner and wife Kelly. :-)
Total mileage for the week: