For training I’ll stick to what has been working: every-other-Tuesday crit practices, Thursday group rides, Friday singletrack skills development at New Fane, plus occasional long-distance excursions on the road or on the Eisenbahn. In the home gym I will mix things up a little … not yet sure what form the new routine will take, but six weeks have passed since I last made a change and I want to avoid a plateau. That’s all upper-body stuff that I do mostly for softball, but it has benefits on the bike too, especially for mountain biking.
As a cycling fan, I’m excited about all the TV coverage that NBC Sports has promised for June. NBC Sports will have same-day coverage for each stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de Suisse, plus next-day coverage for the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship … 15 consecutive days of cycling on TV from June 3 through June 17! Then the 11-day Tour of America’s Dairyland kicks in on June 21 and I hope to be in the crowd for the Shorewood, Schlitz Park, and Downer Avenue races. And as June comes to a close, the Tour de France will begin.
It’s going to be a great month, even if it did start on something of a sour note.