Taking an advantage of the nice weather Nevada has to offer is the #111 of Chad Heishman, Chad prefers to do most of his training outside of the gym, running through the trails in the mountains or road biking through the hills is just a couple different ways he likes to prepare himself for racing. Chad plans to become one of the "big hitters" this year in B class and will do whatever it takes to bring home the #1 plate. He is Gearing up for Mammoth and feeling as confident as ever... he might just have what it takes to win. We caught up with Chad himself to see what he has to say about what's been happening lately.
MP: Talk a little more about your training and how you prepare yourself to race.
Chad Heishman: Living in Verdi Nevada, there are more opportunities for me to train outside of the gym, during the day I will focus on some strength training, pull ups, push ups, squatting, various types of lifts. Then In the afternoon usually after school, I will take advantage of living where I do, and either go for a trail run in the mountains, or a road ride through a loop with a lot of elevation change to work on my cardio. I have been focusing on this program specifically for the last 6 months, it has been improving my results, I go to the track feeling strong and ready, overall it has been going well.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went overall.
Chad Heishman: The last race I did was the road to mammoth qualifier at Hangtown, I raced 250b/c open, collegboy , and open B to finish up the classes I haven't already qualified for at previous races. I had great starts all day, worst starts being 2nd in the first corner. 250 b/c started off with a good start behind Michael Misiman, settled into third behind Cole B. Where I would hit a soft spot and go down, got up and managed a 6th, second Moto went a little better and ended up 4th overall in that class. College boy started off with another good start and ran second after a small tip over. The second Moto of college boy started off with a hole shot and a battle with Zane Merret on the first lap, then I pulled a bit of a gap on Zane and lead the rest of the race to end up 1st overall. Open B started good, second place start behind cole barberi and ended up holding on to second in both Motos