November Update
21st Nov 2012Posted in: Blog 0
November Update
Braving the Cold

Laser, Kragie, and I before some suburban assault in Hinsdale

The leaves have fallen and it’s time for serious cold weather cycling. After wrapping up a successful TNRS and Fall Series, we turn our attention to structured training focusing solely on the 63rd running of the Men’s Little 500. I set out on my 5th year at IU with two goals in mind: Raise over $2mm for the kids at Riley through Indiana University Dance Marathon and win the Little 500.  With $2,125,322.20 raised, thanks to the largest single year increase in IUDM history, I am now able to focus 100% on achieving peak form come April. More importantly, I can draw upon the motivation and dedication of a talented set of teammates who are equally, if not more, focused.

Green’s bulging biceps

With regards to our training plan, we are well underway in Base 1 building our aerobic fitness as well as spending time in the gym. We’ve enjoyed several 5+ hour days in the saddle and are holding ourselves to a high level of accountability to continue the efforts for the next month. Communication has been strong with our alumni coaches–John Grant ’03 & Erik Kiser ’10—who have helped us refocus and refine our approach this early in season. From December 15-22nd we will be traveling to Panama City Beach, FL for our longest and most productive training camp yet. Kiser will add to the already high level of riding experience on the trip, which will greatly benefit our race day team and our rookies. Going down south before Christmas and New Years is a first for us, and we’re looking forward to the recovery time at home afterwards.

For the first time, we have a full race-day team returning with the harsh memory of two disappointing finishes fresh in our minds. The opportunity is the best we’ve had in decades, and we have embodied that mentality every day. Stay tuned for updates – we appreciate your continued support!

in _kai_
Eric Anderson

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