Thursday, October 02, 2008

Off to Incline Village... I'm ready.

It's on!



Tomorrow morning I will be waking up too early to make the drive up to Incline Village for the Xterra USA Championships. This is going to be a solo mission, which I don't mind. I have plenty of good music, podcasts, and even some audio books to keep me occupied. It will also give me plenty of time to thinks about what needs to be done.

I wish Beth was coming but she has work and the Mission Bay Triathlon on Sunday. She needs to stick around and race so she can win the overall title for the San Diego Triathlon Series. I won the the series for my age group in 2006 (my first season racing) so we are trying to establish some "family tradition".

The weather for the weekend up in Tahoe is looking pretty killer and the weather right now in SoCal isn't helping to prepare me for those temps either. It was 90 yesterday at my house... blazing!


I am not worried. It is, what it is. Nothing I can do except go for it, no holding back. If I get cold it just means I am not going hard enough. Right?

The lighter workouts I have done this week have definitely left me hungry for more. I had a great massage and adjustment on Monday. I have also been spending some time in the dry sauna (I lasted 2o minutes last time) using the stick and on the foam roller working out the kinks. My body is feeling good, my head is in the right place, and I am just really looking forward to racing and good times with the boys.

on another note... I have acquired another sponsor and I am really stoked about this. I will now be representing Matisse & Jack's.


They make bake-at-home snack/energy bar mixes and I have been hooked on them for the past couple of seasons.


Trevor has been sponsored by them for a while and always hooked me up with some samples. With his recommendation I was able to get on board with this small company and am really looking forward to working with them. I will be posting a little report over in Vo2 Maxxed soon (we've lagging on that blog as of late). It's really important to just represent complanies and products I really believe in so I feel very fortunate to be able work with Matisse & Jacks, and all my sponsors for that matter.

That's it. I may send out a quick update before the race... I maybe even be able to get an interview with the infamous leader of the EPC crew, Cody Waite.

If you want to see what Sunday's race is all about check out xterra.tv

17 comments:

runninggunner said...

James you're going to kill the race. Have a great weekend and good work on the new sponsor.

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

Good luck buddy!
Go take what's yours!
and thanks fro posting the video

Ryan Denner said...

seeing those M&J's just made me really hungry...

kick some ass this w/e JW!

Guernsey Man said...

Rip it up!

Mark said...

Rock it bro!!!

Sue said...

Way Cool video...makes us want to come watch you next year...you have been making Peter (my 14 yr old) want to be an Xterra dude like you...that is a big compliment sent your way. Race fast...

beth said...

hey chicken leg- you are more than ready! just don't be a wimp. can't wait to see how it goes.

GZ said...

In HS, I went to the conference meet ... an coach from another school was lining us up at the start, etc. He looked at me right before he shot the gun off and quietly said ..."okay George, show us how this is done. Win." Pretty powerful coming from an opposing coach. I won.

"Okay JW. Show us how this is done. Win."

Ryan Weeger said...

You are definitely going to dominate, good luck! You're going to finish in time for the Chargers Game right? ;)

Luke said...

go get it dog!! send out a text when you are done!

Jim said...

We will be routing for you. I'll send you some "mental" encouragement through our telepathic connection. Keep your mind peeled:)

Remember, you are ready, the course is your bitch, and it is yours to dominate. as you say. Git It Dawg!!

brian said...

Good luck James. You definitely seem ready to kill it.

j.p. patrick said...

Get it, brother!!! First of all, remember to have fun and take it all in and then, as always, go super f**king fast!

Matt said...

Hammer time. Again, have an incredible experience!

Todd Hatfield said...

Solid all the way around bro! See you tomorrow!

Dan said...

Forget televised sports this weekend, I wanna see live action of James Walsh killin it at the Xterra Nationals. Here's another fun vid with great music for firin up. Go get it!

http://www.bigblueadventure.com/video/xtc/tahoe_city.wmv

Jim said...

I agree with Dan, a live feed of the event would be really awesome.

Sleep well tonight. Rested and ready is the plan.

Have you been receiving my telepathic support?