Future Changes

Kenlyn Pristine@Armadillo 100-miler
By: autumn   /   Jun 19, 2012   /   Blog   /   No Comments

I want to apologize for the long delay in writing… Not only have I been busy competing and starting the summer with my boys (human boys, that is – lol), I have been working on some changes on the site to offer more detailed and specific information to my readers.  I am also trying to …

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Conditioning for Endurance – Part III

By: autumn   /   May 17, 2012   /   Blog, Training   /   No Comments

TIME OFF & RECOVERY As discussed in previous posts, there are three parts to conditioning for endurance and each part is equally important in your overall training/conditioning program: Part I – Physical conditioning Part II – Mental conditioning Part III – Time off & recovery Time off and recovery seems like it should be straightforward, …

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Blue Bonnet – AHA Region 9 Championship

By: autumn   /   May 17, 2012   /   Blog, Ride Stories   /   No Comments

BLUE BONNET – AHA REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIP – 50 MILES APRIL 28, 2012  I am writing this after-the-fact… it was a very busy week leading up to this weekend, having just been at Sooner State Spring Challenge in Chandler, Oklahoma the weekend prior (and taking a fall onto my head).  That ride took me most …

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Sooner State Spring Challenge

By: autumn   /   May 06, 2012   /   Blog, Ride Stories   /   No Comments

Sooner State Spring Challenge – Chandler, Oklahoma (Bell Cow Lake) April 21st and 22nd 2012  Saturday, 5:30 a.m.:  I’m asking myself the same question again, why do I do this?  I’m on my second cup of coffee and I’m still not finding the humor in this – it’s cold (a brisk 40 degrees – probably 30 …

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Conditioning for Endurance Riding – Part II

By: autumn   /   May 01, 2012   /   Blog, Training   /   No Comments

MENTAL CONDITIONING While physical conditioning requires a comprehensive and patient approach, mental conditioning is even more complex and individualized.  I do believe this piece of the pie is often overlooked, but mental conditioning is as equally important as physical conditioning. Mental conditioning is a difficult subject because… you all may get tired of me repeating …

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