Major Highlights from 2017…
Took on part ownership of Cyclova XC Bike, Ski & Run Shop in St. Croix Falls, WI
Started personal training out of 3 different gyms
Completed Fitness Nutrition Specialist Training
Got a little bit more into trail running
Ran my first 10k trail run race – finished 2nd overall
Raced my first adventure tri in 15 years – finished 4th overall
Raced in 2 more states – Pennsylvania & Virginia
Built up a new custom Trek Farley fatbike
Cyclova XC Bike, Ski & Run Shop
Separate from Endurance Path, but I personally took on part ownership of Cyclova Bike, Ski and Run shop in St. Croix Falls, WI. I’m very excited about this opportunity! The shop has a great foundation and amazing community around it that I hope to build on.
I am typically available at the shop on Wednesday, Thursday, most Saturdays and various other times throughout the week. The full store hours are in the shop’s blog below, but stay tuned for updated shop hours coming very soon, an announcement of a new Grand Reopening Event this spring and an all new website for the shop and team. We have a lot of new stuff in the works.
Additionally, we have a bunch of winter stuff that we are closing out, so we can replace it with all the latest gear for the upcoming spring and summer season.
Here is the shop’s blog/website: www.cyclova.com
I launced my own podcast and started having some guests on the show. I’ve taken a little bit of time off from it around the first of the year as I’m buried in the transition of ownership of the bike shop, but I am still lining up new guests in the background. Stay tuned and check out some of the old stuff in the mean time.
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Episode 1: Launch of The Endurance Path Podcast
Episode 2: My First Lutsen 99er
Episode 3: Chequamegon 40
Episode 4: Red Wing 4 Hr Lap Race
Episode 5: July 2017 Training Recap
Episode 6: Maah Daah Hey 100 Race Report
Episode 7: Ore To Shore Epic Race Report
Episode 8: Wilderness 101 Race Report
Episode 9: 2016 Marji Gesick 100 Race Report – Most Popular Race Report Podcast
Episode 10: Cheq 40 Fat Tire Festival
Episode 11: Shenandoah 100 Race Report
Episode 12: Training & Blog Recap
Episode 13: 2017 Marji Gesick 100 Report
Episode 14: John Petrylak “From Couch To Podium” – Most Popular Guest Podcast
Episode 15: Eric Olson “Journey of 100 Marathons”
Episode 16: Mark Kransz “Just Having Fun”
Episode 17: Jerome Dionne “Back On The Bike”
2017 Race Reports
I mixed it up this year with my racing and did a trail run and an adventure tri. Anyways, my season included fatbike racing, road racing, adventure tri, trail running, XC racing and endurance racing. I thoroughly enjoyed mixing it up. I had more fun mixing it up, even though I couldn’t focus in on one specific thing and that’s probalby the way I’ll roll going forward.
January: Freezer Burn – Fat Bike
February: 906 Polar Roll – Fat Bike
April: THK – Road Bike
April: Ken Woods Memorial – Road Bike
May: Woolly Bike Club 4 Hr Lap Race – MTB
May: Grantsburg Adventure Triathlon – Bike, Paddle, Run
May: Detroit Mountain 4 Hr Lap Race – MTB
June: Borah Epic – MTB
June: City of Trails 10k – Trail Run
June: Lutsen 99er – MTB
July: Wilderness 101 – MTB
September: Shenandoah 100 – MTB
September: Marji Gesick 100 – MTB – Most Popular Race Report
December: Solstice Chase – Fatbike
2018 Race Plans
February 17: Polar Roll Fatbike Race – Fatbike
February 24: American Birkebeiner – Skate Ski
July 14: Wilderman Offroad Triathlon – Ironman Distance Offroad Tri
Sept 15: Chequamegon 40 – Mountain Bike
September 22: Marji Gesick 100 – Mountain Bike
On The Table…
March 10: Fat Bike Birkie – Fatbike
April 21: Trail Mix – Trail Run
April 28: Whiskey Offroad – Mountain Bike
April 28: Cohutta 100 – Mountain Bike
May 19: Grand Junction Offroad – Mountain Bike
May 19: Superior Trail Race – Trail Run
June 2: Mohican 100 – Mountain Bike
June 10: IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin – Half Ironman Tri
June 16: Chequamegon 100 – Mountain Bike
June 16: Lumberjack 100 – Mountain Bike
June 23: Lutsen 99er – Mountain Bike
August 11: Ore to Shore – Mountain Bike
August 18: Crotched Mountain 100 – Mountain Bike
September 1: Shenandoah 100 – Mountain Bike
2017 Training Summary
2017 Mileage – 3,880 miles
Average Weekly Ride Mileage – 75 miles/wk
2017 Ride Time – 290 hrs, 20 min
Average Weekly Ride Time – 5.6 hrs/wk
My ride time was down a little from the previous year, but I would say I had more quality in my riding than in 2017. I also feel pretty good about my results for the amount of riding that I actually put in. I had a few weeks in there that topped 10 hrs/wk, but most months I was averaging 6 to 6.5 hrs/wk. I of course had some downtime, which drops the overall average ride time to 5.6 hrs/wk.
2017 Mileage – 182 miles
Average Weekly Run Mileage – 3.5 miles/wk
2017 Duration – 27 hrs, 46 min
Average Weekly Run Time – 32 min/wk
The data is a bit deceiving, as I had many weeks in a row that I did not run at all. Regardless, my run time is low for somebody wanting to get more into it. I’ll be doing some more running this year to prepare for the trail marathon portion of the Wilderman Offroad Tri in July.
I felt really good this year overall when it came to my core and upperbody vs the previous year. I put a lot more focus on my back, which really made a big difference in my opinion when it came to comfort on the bike. I’ve put on a little upper body muscle and strength, which isn’t neccessarily the right thing to do for the running and biking I want to do, but I’m more interested in becoming well rounded in the long run.
I passed the tests for a Fitness Nutrition Specialist program I had started. I think there is way more to learn there and I do not plan on providing any specific nutrition services myself. I think it is some good knowledge for me to have and complements my personal training services.
I work out of the following gyms, plus offer virtual training/coaching over the web, phone or in person for local folks… Contact me for availability.
Typically available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays
Typically available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays
Typically available Wed and Thursday morning
Virtual / Remote – I also provide Personal Training & Fitness Coaching services for non-local or non-gym goers through phone or web video sessions. If you are local, I can meet in person for sessions or a free consult.
On To Next Year…
Thanks for following along. This year was big for what I have been working on and hope that it is only the beginning.