Snow, sick, skip: Kansas city.

taking the gloves off.I cancelled the UCI Kansas City flight this weekend on the advice of my coach.

“You probably should not travel and rest this weekend if you are still sick.”

“um. no?”

“Look, you want to be healthy for nationals and Belgium.”

“oh yeah. um, ok.”

It snowed today downtown. Not crazy Boston snow but, enough to be glad I was not messengering. Or training.

I’ve been not been writing much. Or riding much for that matter.

Found photos of Dan and Hannah. Rhode Island kids I’ll be spending time with in a couple weeks.

putting the smack down.It is late, I am still at the Veloshop. Wrapping up many, many things before I head off for a month. “oh you are taking a vacation, that is fabulous!” Hardly. Brian Ellin, SCary, Shunter, Pete and I all watched the latest World Cup cx race last night at out house.

Sand. Sven.

Brutal. I know full well that I am not going to Europe to have a “fun vacation”. This is going to be the hardest stuff I have ever done. Ever. Lump in the extra challenges of being in a not particularly veg friendly country, goofy directions to races, pretty tight budget, etc. Awesome.

Ryan Trebon started the World cup and after a string of trouble finished 25th. I did some quick math. I am generally around 3 minutes behind Ryan in races. (that is me losing about 20 seconds a lap) He finished 1 minute down at the same race last year and 5 minutes down with a butt load of mechanicals this year. So at my best I should be finishing about 4 minutes down on the World cup leader and World champ. In the top 30 maybe? Maybe…

Right now, I am super stressed about beating this sore throat and phlegm.

Funny to think like that. Tonkin said it over dinner “besides Trebon and Page, none of us are going over there planning on winning.” So, I am setting my goals high and planning on not getting lapped.

I’ll throw this out there for the cx hecklers: do you think 3 races in a row is too much racing? The way I have it scheduled I am doing 2 then 3 in a row, skipping the World Cup and 3 more in a row. 2 days off between blocks of racing.

PS: I’ve added my Google calendar link over there —>

PPS: got the new Lady Sovereign yet?


9 comments for “Snow, sick, skip: Kansas city.”

  1. Dan L and Hannah are awesome…

    Make sure ya get them to drag you ass down to the Coffee Depot… the super secret fixie ride (that seems to last few times i’ve passed the train contain more than just one or two geared bikes)…

    Time off is good… esp when sick…

    I’ll be lookin to say hey when ya get out here out here to Providence…


    Posted by gewilli | November 28, 2006, 1:05 pm
  2. Two words for ya: Umcka. Oh, that’s one word. Pelargonium Sidoides. It might help your cold. Good luck!

    Posted by Caroline | November 28, 2006, 2:12 pm
  3. wow…good luck in belgium molly! it’s crazy how many races those guys a week…you’ll come out tough as nails!

    Posted by daveo667 | November 29, 2006, 7:46 am
  4. Looks like Tonkin’s running the SRM cranks in that pic. Didn’t realize he was coming out of the stone ages w/ such techy gadgets! Oh, no data box on the bars. Nevermind. Just training weight.

    Get healthy! Jees. There’s ridin to be dun.

    Posted by cdb | November 29, 2006, 11:24 am
  5. being sick is the worst. I hate the vicious circle of “oh, I”m feeling a bit better, I’ll go out and ride” only to be followed by feeling like hell the next day and so on and so forth. Get better and give’em hell in “yurp.” btw, when did rapha get on board with the cameron program?

    Posted by jason | November 29, 2006, 8:55 pm
  6. Not to be the devil’s advocate but your diet my have implications if you are sick a lot. May want to chance a blood test for iron, vitamin and amino acid deficiencies.

    Posted by Galen | November 30, 2006, 12:07 pm
  7. Way ahead of you on that one.

    The only thing keeping me sick these days is too much stress!

    Posted by Molly | November 30, 2006, 9:07 pm
  8. F*k it. Go to the races and just ride as fast as you can. Don’t think about the future. Don’t think about the past.

    Posted by markwelder | December 1, 2006, 8:04 pm
  9. Now that is some advice I can use.

    My diet: vegan chocolate cookies and americanos.

    My training plan: using nationals as a training block for Europe.

    Posted by Molly | December 2, 2006, 3:08 pm

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