Shawn Morelli

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Recovery Week – WOOT WOOT

Well I am a week out from leaving for the US ParaCycling Tokyo Team Trials. I have just completed a four week training block and it is time to recover before I travel to Minneapolis. I am arriving early so I can learn the lay of the land, ride the course as much as possible so I memorize every turn, grade change, asphalt change or what ever else I need to memorize so that I have the best...

Great Training Block

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share that I just completed a great training block. I am so grateful for the training team I have working with me to prepare me for Team USA ParaCycling Trials.They traveled to Kansas from Greenville, SC to work with me on nutrition, bike fit and power for 10 days. It was extremely beneficial in my preparation.We made some changes to bikes that will allow me to not only be more comfortable while racing...

Training does not Stop

Have to keep training no matter what the weather. Today was one of those days. Poring rain and 55 degrees so what did I do; I raced my bike. It was a small field due to the weather but I rode hard anyway, used the time as a training event. I was a great way to start my 10 day Tokyo Trials Prep Camp. That’s correct, I will travel to Minneapolis, MN on 13 June to prep for 19...

COOL HAND LUKE GRAVEL GRINDER

Hello everyone I am back with a short update. This last weekend I decided due to a lack of road races in my area I would do a Gravel Grinder. If you are not sure what this is it is a race on dirt, gravel, B roads with some goat paths thrown in. I raced the CHL in Leavenworth Kansas. This was a 64 Mile race of which I made 68 miles due to a little misdirection trying to...

Huntsville Paracycling Open

Hello Everyone, I wanted to give an update on Paracycling Open I attended 17-18 April in Huntsville, Alabama. First off I would like to say this was by far one of the best run events I have attended in awhile. Hats off to Huntsville, event organizers and US Paracycling. The COVID protocols put emplace were very detailed as far as pre travel testing, daily symptom survey, on site testing, temp checks, all athletes, staff, VIPS and spectators had to wear...

Spring Fling Crit Series

Hello everyone, I am back again with a little update. In my last post I mentioned I was competing in a four race series event called Spring Fling. This is a criterium points series. Basically every race has 3 laps (out of 20 laps) that you earn points on. 2 laps occur sometime during the race you have to listen for a bell and when you hear it sprint to the line on the next lap to earn points...

Back to Racing and More

Hello Everyone, Last couple weeks have been pretty exciting on many different fronts. First I got my first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. One step closer to a “more” normal life. I still plan on masking and practicing social distance as well as limiting contact with others to a small group. So many variants and nothing is a guarantee so I would rather be safe. On a personal front I have finished my level 1 certification in Nutrition Coaching....

TeamUSA ParaCycling Virtual Camp

Hello everyone. As promised here is the training that went on during the TeamUSA ParaCycling Virtual Team Camp.Camp started like most of them we had a team meeting held over the Discord Platform. Discord is also the method we would use to chat with each other during team rides. Basically this meeting was to make sure everyone could use the various technologies we would be utilizing during the next 3 days of riding mainly Discord, Zwift and a smart...

COLD COLD COLD Training

Those are the words in my head, it has been barely above 0 here and is not predicted to get much warmer over the next couple weeks. What does this mean for my training? A lot of indoor training on my Hammer Trainer with various training and racing platforms such as Zwift, RGT and everyones favorite Sufferfest. If you have not checked any of these platforms out - give them a go they are interactive and fun.Even with the...

2021 Cancerthon

This past weekend I participated in the Santa Fe Trails Cancerthon. This is an annual event hosted by our local bike shop to raise money for the Cancer Society. It is usually an event held outdoors on a criterium type course with solo riders or teams of up to 3. Prizes are given for the solo rider and team in both a men’s and women’s category for most miles ridden in the six hours but the real prize is...