Old Man Winter Training Ride: Hills + Ice

Old Man Winter is a running and cycling event held in and around Boulder County in February each year. It hosts a 10k run on the gravel and pavement roads in Lyons, a 50k ride up in Lyons, and a 100k ride that stretches further into Boulder and the nearby mountain trails. I’ve never participated …

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. …