Friday Morning Sunrise Ride: Flagstaff Mountain

I was pretty sure my eyes were still closed as I swung my leg over the top tube of my bike and rolled out of the driveway following a beam of light attached to my handlebars. 5:33 a.m. When I meet friends in Boulder for bike rides, I have to leave my house at least …

Training Lately: Back to Back Hard Rides

It’s Wednesday and I feel like I’ve somehow danced around a full-blown sickness. I could feel it building over the last week: mounting fatigue, a scratchy throat, aversion to food, pounding headache, achy shoulders. It didn’t happen overnight, rather lots of sleepless overnights working late, hard training sessions and a random weekend of dog sitting. …