First Snowshoe Race of 2014… done

I will be brief. I don’t really enjoy snowshoe races. I have done the 10K races in the past and start getting anxious about a Sunday race on the Tuesday/ Wednesday prior. It is just not right. I am done with ‘feeling’ like I have to race.   Enter…coach. Words of wisdom always come from Mr. Pye. My voicemail left to him …

The last few days leading up to Xterra Worlds

What more could I hope for at Xterra World Championships than my Mum, Dad and brother flying in from Australia? This year we rented a 3 bedroom condo at Napili Bay and it was perfect. Brett and I flew on Wednesday before the race and the flights came off without a hitch, shock, horror. Our luggage even beat us off …

The ebbs & flow of training.

We all know that training is a cycle. We progressively overload the body so it has to make certain adaptations to overcome the same stress the next time you expose yourself to the same conditions. This is how we become stronger. Recovery is key to allow these adaptations to soak it. It all makes complete sense, but the emotional part …

Photos from Curt Gowdy Xterra

Race report coming soon – but thought we would share these.  Didn’t get any of Brett out with his Gemini Lights.  He loves those things!  I had to stay in to “prepare”.

I love to tell my mother-in-law that I am one of Vail’s top 50 things to do…

This is taken from Vail BEaver Creek Magazine, please check out the whole article here. Take a Spin with Brett and Tam Calling the Donelsons’ workouts “exercise classes” is like calling Dom Perignon a “beverage.” These cycling-focused sessions command a cultlike following, thanks to the extraordinary charisma and expertise this pair exudes. Ever since the Athletic Club at the Westin Riverfront Resort …

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Xterra West Champs race recap

 Saturday April 13  Race start was 10:30am and the forecast was HOT with a Saudi Arabian Wind! This year was a totally different race than other years in the past.  Some say they thought it was harder than Maui!  I think the heat caught a lot of us by surprise. Last year was raining and freezing, this year was crazy …

Here is an article in SneakPeak Vail that I had a small part in.  If you want to read the whole article highlighting some of the Vail Valley’s top athletes, Click Here.  We are on page 4-5.

Off season

It is just over 5 weeks since Xterra Worlds, but it seems longer than that. I can’t tell you how much time I have on my hands when I am not training. Riding your bike for a few hours can really eat into your day especially when you then feel like taking a nap. I am sleeping like a baby …