i am ammending my list of "things to do this summer". i forgot
10) plan a wedding. (wow. i really have to get on this one)
11) update my blog at least 2 times a week, maybe 3. i really LOVE blogging and the people and information i have found in this strangely wonderful community. i kind of fell off the blogging wagon this spring due to limited time- i really want to get this one back to a place where i talk about training, racing, and life. a lot more! i think the random and funny things i learn and experience in training would be helpful for others starting out and i want to make sure to let others know about some of those learning moments and hopefully help people avoid embarassment as well.
today i'm off to climb mt. palomar with 4 other people who are much faster than me. in fact, as we speak, two of them are planning to make it to the summit, probably eat lunch, then descend down until they find my struggling booty and 'help" me climb the rest of the way. they say they'll be my domestiques. i wonder if it is proper to give your domestiques a knuckle sandwich?!? (i've been telling james a lot lately that i'm going to give him a knuckle sandwich. cracks me up. makes me feel like a 4th grade boy on the little league field).
we're leaving in like 20 minutes and i'm still waffling (another great word!) over whether to take the road bike or tri bike. road bike is better for climbing, descending, and drafting. tri bike would be good only if i get dropped in the flats and need to hammer back to the group. but, my tri bike has the powermeter and it is more race specific for my upcoming races. hmmmm....the reason i'm leaning towards the road bike is that last time descending palomar (which takes about 45 minutes) i all of a sudden found myself out of control, with my aero bars pointed straight to the ground. it was so steep that i had to do a slow speed crash and wait for someone who had a tool to tighten my headset. so basically, i am scrrrrd to descend on that thing again.ok. i'm off!