It's January 1, 2014, at 10am, and it's 19 degrees out. Time for the annual CCB New Years' Day ride. Dave S. arrived bundled seen in the first photo on the right, saying "I know the balaclava isn't pink, but I'm warm." And before the start, hugs were on the offer for lucky-guy Barry (see second photo).
A group of 15 hardy souls souls rolled out of the Topsfield parking lot. Pucci, pictured in the third photo on the right, was heard saying what we all expected (and didn't necessarily believe): "I'm only going for a quick ride, then coffee!"
Kathy, taking up where Steve left off, was a little
Steve thought it would be interesting for me to write up a case study of how I prepared for Mt. Washington and some of the science and ideas behind my training. I must warn you that my training would probably never be recommended by any coach for anyone else as it is one done of out necessity. However, as such, it offers a glimpse at a completely stripped, brutally effective regimen.
I started graduate school in physics at MIT last fall. To say this year it has been difficult to train is an understatement.