This past weekend were two back to back hillclimb races. It has been a tough Summer only being able to compete in three small races in preparation for Lotoja. I have made myself suffer massive vertical trying to get back in shape this summer. My goals were simple: be able to ride 10,000 vertical feet in under 100 miles, and get my base miles up to 3000. So far I’m at 2500 miles and 150,000 vertical of climbing this Summer. Now that we’re into August I’m going to concentrate on intervals on the flats to build my endurance. I am going to try to see how hard and how fast I can ride 100 miles mostly on flats for the next two weeks.