|Indiana Mountain Biking|
First of all, I think taking an offseason is hugely important. Physically, it helps you reset and let your body fully recover from a long summer of traveling and racing. But more importantly, it lets your brain relax, focus on something else for a while, and then get that hunger back to keep you training through the winter. I was a little hesitant to end my season after Leadman. I had such a great race and was feeling super fit and excited to keep racing. There was even discussion about jumping into an Ironman later this fall, ya know, just to see how it goes... Then I came back to reality and realized that an Ironman isn't something to just 'jump into' 'just see how it goes'. This would need real planning and specific training so I opted out of that decision fairly quickly. But I also knew I had a lot of work to do this winter to get my run to where it needs to be next year and rather than dragging out this season, I decided to call it on a high note and take that energy and passion into some serious run training this winter.
|Brown County - Southern Indiana|
|Brown County Breakdown|
|Bonfires in the backyard!|
|Nick and Kevin Harvey of www.harveycycleworks.com|
|Cori was overwhelmed by the creatures living in this bush. She spent hours watching them...|