It takes a "special" kind of person to sign up for the Dirty Kanza200. Not too many people want to ride over 200 miles of gravel... on a cross bike.... in Kansas.... at the beginning of June. This year there will be an obscene amount of "special" people on the start line---- Almost 1000 bikes---- Imagine the energy!
When people ask me what I am training for I hear "your crazy", all the time. I just smile. They don't get it. The journey to the big day is good, bad, beautiful, ugly, painful, joyful,incredible, sucky, all that. What's cool is you can experience every one of those emotions on race day, several at one time. Kick ass! Sign me up.
I have decided I WANT IT more than I am afraid of it. So, in order to shave 2 hours and three minutes off my time I have been busting my ass in the gym and have gotten some professional advice. Worth every penny.
I have been assurred that stair climbing with 70 pounds on the back and endless squats and kettle bell swings are going to transfer over nicely to the bike. All this running had roll over too. (I run another trail haf-marathon in two weeks) Quivering Quads
|My favorite way to pass 30 minutes|
I have learned to love/hate the gym equally. I would rather be outside but, once I walk in the building I realize I am going to walk out a better human, a stronger girl, and one step closer to my goal. I have been assurred that stair climbing with 70 pounds on the back and endless squats are going to transfer over nicely to the bike. All this running had better roll over too. (I have another trail half marathon in nearly two weeks)
|Only 99 more flights|
|You have been chicked|
In the coming weeks I will be filling you in on all things Dirty Kanza. I am going to use my magnificent Kona, may throw some road cranks on it. Huge advantage? Thoughts?