Friday, January 18, 2008

Dream Come True!

Thanks to Glenn Thrift (better known as Papa) I've secured my USCF Category 1 Upgrade. Whew-hew!!! Been knockin' on that door since 2006 and wasn't sure I'd get over the hump on that one. But it is done! BIG TIME Thank You to everyone that's helped me get there, starting with Dad, Jim Cunningham Sr!

Coach Jim

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Belgian Forty...

Wow, what a crazy ride to work this morning... Left home lit to the gills in the dark and dense fog at 6:30 a.m. During my ten-minute warm up I nearly piled it up while coming to a normally routine stop from the dew that settled on the road through the night. Oh well, move on I thought and leave those brakes alone! Shortly thereafter I started my 40 minute Level IV interval... I got it in but was exceptionally challenged by the bumps, potholes (is this Ohio?), cars and slippery turns I encountered... Worries subsided with about five minutes to go realizing I had this *&^$%#%&$^@! by the horns and it was smooth sailin'... I hope next time conditions are better or I'm on my Computrainer!

Coach Jim

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Upstate Winter Bike League #4

UWBL #4 was awesome this weekend thanks to great weather and lots of riders. We rode 83 miles or so in just over four hours at an average speed of 20.7 mph. There were two official sprint zones, the first won by Greenville's own Rich Hincapie and the second by Boyd Johnson. Team Carolina Triathlon-Metro Reprographics holds the top spot in the Team Competition after Steve Sperry and Jim Taylor placed second and third in today's sprint zones respectively.

To add to the fun, UWBL #4 had a special guest in George Hincapie today. Looking fit and having fun, George idled along (compared to the rest of us) on his new Giant well-appointed with a Dura-Ace SRM.

UWBL #5 is next Saturday, January 12th and then it's off to Alto (Georgia) for an epic 120 fast miles on Saturday, January 19th.

Coach Jim

Friday, January 4, 2008

Positive Thought for these Cold Winter Days...

'Everyone has an equal opportunity to prove he has no equal'
--Demetrius Boa,
--compliments of Dan McNamara

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

If your 2008 training hasn't begun the time is NOW. Get motivated, get it together and get it done!

Coach Jim