Sunday, May 31, 2015

Staring a 12 week biking boot camp

Don't worry, stress less Sunday will continue next week, but tomorrow I'm starting an intensive "bike boot camp" and thought I'd talk a little more about it since you'll hear me talk about it on my posts from time to time. My husband created this biking schedule based on a lot of research. In September, I'm riding a relay race from Salt Lake to St. George. For those of you who don't know, that's 403 miles. We have a team of 8 so we are each doing 3 legs of 25 to 30 miles. Basically it all just means I need to get my butt in gear and start training.
As someone who never rode bikes when they were a kid, starting bike riding was scary for me. Since starting last year I've come a long way, but in order to be prepared for this upcoming race, I've got to train intensively (daily) while making sure I don't cause any injury to my legs/knees/hips, etc. Today we rode a flat 30 with our group which was awesome. We are lucky to be in a group with a lot of strong riders, some who are great at endurance, other at hill climbs so we have a good mix. My training will basically consist of shorter rides with steeper hills (hill training) mixed with longer endurance training rides, as well as physical therapy and weight training. Basically, if I sound at all crazy within the next 12 weeks, it's because I will be getting my butt kicked! Wish me luck...

We're missing a few people today but this is our amazing bike squad, also known as "The Coastbusters"

Me and my absolutely amazing (and gorgeous) teammate and friend

If you want more in depth info on biking, follow my hubby over at blissful cyclist, he provides so much great information on biking and how to spring back from injury. Let's all just hope I make these next 12 weeks. Happy Sunday you lovely folks!


  1. Kim, I am so proud of you! This looks like so much fun! Kim, I am so proud of you! This looks like so much fun and looks like a terrific group! you are going to kick some butt my friend I'll follow along on your journey. :-) Happy Monday gorgeous!!

  2. Andrea, thank you so much for your encouragement! It seriously means the world! We have such a great supportive group of people which makes it so much fun! I hope you had the best anniversary weekend beautiful woman! XO -Kim