Archive for July, 2011

week wrap

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

a lot of hours and miles this week.. taking advantage of my 4 week summer break!

16 hours and 10 minutes…. 297 miles of riding. Including a century ride today. Looking forward to racing next weekend.. feeling strong

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Tour of the Catskills pre-race

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

First thing I’m going to talk about is the “Devil’s Kitchen” climb that appears ~12 miles from the end of stage 2. 2+ miles with an average grade >12%. Several sections >22%. 1200+ vertical feet gained. Holy S***.

Luckily I’m rocking a compact crank with a 11-28 rear cassette, am not terribly heavy (is 170 lbs heavy?.. yea), and recently successfully (and quickly) climbed a shorter climb around here that topped out at 30% grade. The real question is how the legs will hold up after 55 miles of racing and for 2+ miles of climbing (that is nowhere to be found in western New York). Check out what this guy has to say about it:

http://capitaldistrictclimbs.blogspot.com/2010/10/platte-clove-road-devils-kitchen.html

Tour of the Catskills update

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

Click here for ToCatskills homepage

Tour of the Catskills Prep

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

The Tour of the Catskills, my first stage race, is only a few days away. It consists of a Stage 1 12 mile individual time trial followed by Stage 2 and Stage 3 road races (between 60-70 miles/day).

I’ll be updating my last minute prep for the event as well as updating over the weekend between each stage. For up to the minute updates, see the twitter bar at the right side of my blog homepage.

BEER MILE!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

Beer mile tomorrow night… looking to break 10 minutes for the first time. Have to imagine the run fitness is there, and after the last 3 weeks of post-neurology celebrating, i think the beer fitness is also there.. peaking at the right time? we’ll see

week wrap

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

157.5 miles of riding in just under 10 hours. Took friday/saturday off to go to saratoga. all other rides were pretty hard. Body feels good. Collarbone is ready for racing, id say.

Running!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 by ryanjoyce21

back to running today for the first time in 6 weeks.. 5 miles and it felt great! Looking to get back to about 20 miles/wk in addition to the biking. Low-key 5k race next wednesday night down the street from my house that I’ll probably jump into to see where I am at with the run fitness