January 17, 2017 Ian Murray No comments exist

Dominican Army 10K – Ah, the first race of the season.  I ended 2016 at the Army Ten Miler back in early October after 14 months of non-stop intensity.  Having worked my way back into shape after taking two months off after Ironman Texas in 2015 and moving to Santo Domingo, I was mentally in…

December 10, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

TeamODZ SkillZ and DrillZ, 7 December – Welcome back to another edition of SkillZ and DrillZ. Today was another edition in our “Race Smarter not Harder” series where we practiced the art of bridging. And, yes, it is an art.  Today’s class was streamed live on Zwift Live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ZwiftLIVE/videos/.

December 9, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

SkillZ and DrillZ, 30 November – Oh boy, did we have a good time today.  Basically, it was a test of many of the skills we have covered in the last few weeks.  We played one of my favorite games, Crack the Whip, but we did it with a punishment phase, as well.  Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NohmpHGx8M to check…

December 3, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

SkillZ and DrillZ, 23 November – As usual, we started our ride with a few minutes of warm-up at an easier pace.  I was riding the big wheel with the beacon, so most people were able to stay behind or only slightly in front of my avatar.  The 1.5 – 1.8 w/kg pace always seems…

November 19, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

Indoor Training Part 3 – In the previous two posts about indoor training, we covered my journey to a largely indoor-focused program for cycling. We are going to step away from the subjective view to the more objective view. In other words, going from why I choose to ride indoors because I feel like it…

November 10, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

SkillZ and DrillZ, 9 November – Oh what a night.  We had about 40 people attend the ODZ SkillZ and DrillZ Ride where we went over the highlights of sprinting and climbing techniques.  Since we returned to the Even Module again this week, the ride began in the corral.  Once we got on the road,…