Monday, September 1, 2008

Cause and Effect

So you may wonder what some of the things I have found that trigger an affib atack.....
  1. Lack of sleep
  2. Dehydration
  3. Hard efforts followed by periods of reduced effort (i.e.- after a climb on the descent or flat , bridging a gap in a race)
  4. Thinking or worrying about it (the mind is a powerful thing)

Hey lets go racing......

So you can probably see where this is going....

Mike Maher, Henry Dimick, Mark Millican, and myself did the Seven Springs Subaru 24 Hour Challenge this past weekend.
  1. Sleep deprivation
  2. No matter how hard you try, staying hydrated is a hard thing to do, its not like you race your bike once and your have to race it several times in our case Mike, Henry and myself raced 4 times and Mark 5
  3. Mountain biking is combination of hard efforts followed by periods of reduced efforts
  4. Worried constantly that I would have an attack during one of my laps thus letting the team down
Anyway we had a great time (race report and photos to follow).

Race report highlites......

3 Different Podiums for AG3R/indiana Cyclng........ and other anecdotal stories from the race venue

Seven Springs 24 Hour Challenge.....
  1. Mike, Henry, Mark and Rich take 3rd int the Sport Vet/Master division
  2. Sam Morrison finished 3rd in ths Solo division (1 guy..... 24 hours)
Pa State Time Trial Championships.....
  1. Brian Hopkins took 2nd in the Cat3 misssing out on first by only 30 seconds

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