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    Oh my God its over!!!

    yeah will be doing a few more races for fun in january but for all intensive purposes the season is over!

    how can that be

    ugh i feel ill

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    Why?
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    It's not over in SoCal yet. Next week...

    Also "intents and purposes".

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    I feel the exact same way (my last race of the season was today). This was my first year of cross and I am hooked. IMO it is much more fun than road. I think that I will change focus from road to cross much earlier in 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robot138 View Post
    "intents and purposes".
    haha oh man i knew i was saying something wrong oh well irregardless you know what i meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Why?
    huh?


    I raced 16 times this season and while I was physically getting burned out and glad to be done with training after last weeks race, now I feel energized to go again.

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    at least it wasn't cut short...

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    I'm with you, Lith. I'm going out for 3 hours in the morning. I'd rather be racing. Will definitely be doing the Proteus race in February. I may rally for the Va. Beach race in January.
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    it really didnt hit me until i read your blog and a bunch of other local racers that did their season wrap ups.

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    Same here - I finished up my CX season and cycling year in general at Capitol Cross. I had a great year, but I still had a bit of a down feeling driving home from the race. Still, I get to enjoy a month of sleeping late, eating whatever I want, drinking that "one more beer", and most of all, spending plenty of time with my family.

    Oh well, we're athletes - rest is good every now and then, especially when you've earned it.

    'Nuff said, rest up and enjoy the "off-season". See you at the Proteus race.
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    hell yes all the rest of december is recovery until road training starts

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    Cross ended last week for me. It was a blast. I already miss riding the rig.....

    ....but I've moved on. 2 weeks of indoor training and an indoor TT today has me already thinking about the 09 road season.

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    ^^^I did a five hour ride yesterday on my track bike. it got me thinking that it's time to put my road bike back together ;-P

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    ^^You're alive ...
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    I failed hard.

    this season I skipped so i could ride more total miles.

    next year I will race again
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    Thank god, it's OVER! Second season, 13 races. Miss it? I'll never race cross again.....untill next year. Thankfully we just hit sub-zero temps and I do not feel like riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiek View Post
    ^^You're alive ...
    yeah... sort of. I took on a new client. the weekend of the reston race i worked around 30 hours and was off my bike for an entire week because of work. in the last five years i've never gone more than 3 days without riding, so that totally sucked.

    wanna ride next weekend?

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    The Capital Classic was the wrap up for my first season of cross. I'm hooked. I only did five races this season. Lots of travel and time commitments for various things had me out of town a fair bit, plus I didn't have a cross bike until the week before BCA so I missed a few of the early races.

    I'm already looking forward to next season. I plan on putting in the miles this winter, spring, and summer to get in much better shape and hopefully start placing a whole lot higher in the Cs. I've always been a commuter and "ride-for-fun" kind of guy in the past. This was my first experience taking cycling (some-what) seriously. I still plan to mostly ride when its enjoyable, but I'd like to get to a place where I'm at least a skilled, decently fast weekend warrior.

    I'll see you all at the Proteus race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy View Post
    wanna ride next weekend?
    Yes, definitely.
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    maybe i am an exception but the awesome cross season has me not looking forward to road season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    maybe i am an exception but the awesome cross season has me not looking forward to road season.
    Its a double-edged sword for me.

    I enjoy the early season road races, and I should be able to carry my fitness from 'cross over, but now the road season is just going to d_r_a_g on forever as I look forward to 'cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    maybe i am an exception but the awesome cross season has me not looking forward to road season.
    Then simply be more selective in your racing, and view it as prep for cross.

    Even if cross is your main deal, you have to do something the rest of the year, be it road, mtb, multisport, etc. Doesn't even have to be racing, but racing is (for most) the easiest way to keep motivated and maintain/grow fitness.

    Also, you need to take some sort of break between cycles of training and racing. For me between now and 2009, any riding or running is strictly ad lib.

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    im still going to race road and be a lot more selective for sure. I plan on racing the early spring races and then take a break in june. I am going to screw around with some mtb races during the summer to keep me fresh.

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    5 more races to go in the NC Winter cup

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    im going to do 3 of those but not taking them seriously

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