COLORADO SPRINGS — In this Your Healthy Family we are conversing about the by no means-ending quest to keep on being lively and in good shape. Often to preserve an exercise regime on observe you need to have to shake things up. Drained of working on the treadmill? If you like to mountain bike our southern Colorado trails and want to problem on your own on a new degree, you will find a great party coming in September you need to look at placing on your checklist and signing up for.
Sean Warner is the President and Operator of The Warner Group, a Colorado Springs-centered genuine estate organization. He’s also a armed forces veteran who enjoys residing in the Pikes Peak location.
Sean suggests, “I am retired from the 10th Specific Forces Group. I have been stationed at a large amount of army posts in the United States and about the planet, and this was the most lovely. It arrived down to staying promoted or retiring, and I chose retirement and to in no way depart this stunning state.”
This year, Sean is also a competitor in the Pikes Peak APEX, sponsored by RockShox. It’s a 4-working day mountain bike problem stage race September 22nd by means of 25th held proper listed here on some of the most effective terrain in the place, that is correct here in our yard.
The race draws specialist riders from all more than the place racing for purse money, but it really is also for non-skilled riders like Sean who want to tackle a challenge. When I questioned Sean what his targets ended up for the race he advised me, “This is what I say, I’m a completer, not a competitor.”
The Warner Group is back again as a race sponsor all over again, sponsoring this year’s phase 1 race which is a time trial in Palmer Park. Sean is a fantastic illustration of how entering a race can and should really indicate a diverse purpose for every single rider. Sean says, “All my goals are individual. I want to go out there and check out trails, be in the mountains, and to race, just to reduce some excess weight and to get suit. It’s a terrific party, there is a lot of electrical power. You can set your very own goals, and problem by yourself. That is a single of the strategies that I have stored my private physical fitness up-to-day in excess of the several years is by signing up for races like this and supplying it a shot. You’d be surprised at how nicely you could possibly do.”
So if you want to indicator up and place that goal on the calendar to challenge your self, Sean states really don’t be intimidated that there will be skilled riders on the study course putting on a exhibit and racing for dollars. “The pros will come out and journey and do their issue, that is their career. But race officials in fact also want a huge number of non-professionals. This is a great function for a mountain biker or to start with-time racer to just try a race. There’s no strain, you just go out and have pleasurable.”
That said, this is a physically demanding multi-day challenge that you will want to coach for, just like Sean is. So far this yr Sean says, “My wife Bobbi and I have been executing sporadic rides, we usually journey 2 to 3 occasions a week. I health supplement that with some weight coaching. What is demanding me appropriate now is I have some quite worn-out knees so it really is a little bit of a wrestle. I have also been executing a large amount of stretching and items like that. About 6 months out I will get much more regimented when it will come to my diet regime and my racing, so I am about to kick it into significant gear.”
We’re heading to examine back again in with Sean in a couple weeks to see how his coaching is likely. In the meantime, if you happen to be fascinated in understanding more about the Pikes Peak APEX sponsored by RockShox, and observing if you want to deal with this astounding race oneself go to the Pikes Peak Apex internet site.