As most of you know I have gone out to Durango Colorado for a month of training with my coach Drew Edsall to not only do the National race in Utah on July 27th- 28th but also to go back east and try and get some good finishes in New York on July 11th- 12th and Hopefully the next weekend in Vermont for the National Championship on July 16th - 20th!!
So far I have rode every day but one to recover since the training is so hard here. It is almost impossible to find somewhere here without a minute climb that you cant help but here your head throb only half way up! Well anyways the training is killer. The trails are just amazing and the best I have ever rode, the only problem is saving some energy for the next day. I have logged in around 13 hours already in the first week being here. The biggest problem I still have is my breathing. I need a little more time to aclamate because riding at 0-130 feet above sea level back home to riding at 6500-9000 feet above sea level out here is a little harder.
However tomorrow I am going to try a practice short track the Durango Devo is putting on and see where my fitness stands against the locals out here. Then to follow that I have some more hard training to finish out the second week here.
Soon I hope to have some pictures up so I can share the beauty of this place with you all. For now though I will just keep riding and enjoying.