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Eddie and Namrita O'Dea Diary: Spring training

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Eddie and Namrita O'Dea

Eddie and Namrita O'Dea (Image credit: Andrew Kornylak)
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Riccardo Riccò (Vacansoleil) dominated the sprint.

Riccardo Riccò (Vacansoleil) dominated the sprint. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tired? Riccardo Riccò (Vacansoleil) on the podium after the Coppa Sabatini.

Tired? Riccardo Riccò (Vacansoleil) on the podium after the Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)

As a full-time student, business owners, race promoters, and elite endurance racers, we often get the question, "How do you find time to fit all that in?" and the answer is sometimes we don't. Things have been quite busy for us lately.

February threw a rather large wrench in my plans to get a lot of winter base miles in as I had to complete a five-week clinical rotation for my dietetic internship. Not only did I have to fit in a full class load, work, and training, but I also had to work 24 hours per week at the hospital. Instead of getting my usual 15-20 training hours per week, I was only getting 6-10. I had to substitute running and gym workouts for some of my cycling time. Eddie was up to the task of taking over the chores at home and was also able to continue his winter training plan, for the most part.

The last week of February was also busy for him and 55nine Performance. Tom Coleman, the founder of Wobble-naught Inc. was in town for training on the Dartfish video analysis software that all the Wobble-naught dealers will now be using. Tom and Eddie spent three full days working with Dartfish and then five days fitting and working with the Inferno Racing team in Macon, Georgia.

I was really happy about Tom coming to town because I got to be his and Eddie's guinea pig while Eddie was trained in using the video analysis. I spent hours pedalling my road bike on the trainer while they coached me through pedaling technique and tips to improve my efficiency and speed on the road.

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