If you read my last “Motivation Monday” you'll know I was somehow suckered into riding the Monkey Knife Fight in April. I'd suggest you read the previous column to learn a little more about the race itself. The short, short version of it is this: it's a spring classic, PA style. That means dirt roads, gravel, steep climbs, shitty weather and lots and lots of fun.
Since I've been suckered into this via a good buddy of mine (thanks again Nate…) I can't let him take me out to the middle of nowhere and leave me for dead. No sir. That's not an option.
This week, I'll explore a little of my training theory and what I'm going to do to get my butt in shape to actually finish this ride without breaking down and crying.