i'm never one to over-plan. planning stresses me out. this happens to be a minor source of conflict between me and my super-planner husband. this morning he headed up north for 5 hours of single track and i had another race pace double brick (long warm up, 10k bike TT, 3k run TT, rest, repeat, etc) on the schedule to be conducted at my leisure. ...there is a great place to do this workout in san diego. it's called fiesta island and fiesta has a 4+-mile loop with minimal traffic and no stops. problem is, i did a similar workout at fiesta island last week and it gets BORING. something about fiesta island numbs my mind and my soul and makes me want to puke. AND its a 30 minute drive away.
so this morning i set off on my bike with my zoot shoes and my bike lock in search of some random bricking. i wore my tri shorts and had a run tank under my cycle jersey.
i warmed up down to solana beach and met up with colleen and kerrie. i joined them for the first hour or so of their ride and we chatted away the miles. then, i peeled off to do my workouts. i was able to find a nice flat loop (and all right hand turns/no stoplights) around fairbanks ranch. for the first run, i stashed my bike in a huge bush/tree in the middle of a field. it was so hidden it was perfect! for the second brick, i made it to colleen's house and surprised her :) banging on the door asking her to watch my bike while i ran (thanks, c!)
all in all, a good day and as always, just good to go with the flow. i didn't have to pack any gear or drive my car, or map out a perfect route or overthink it. Nike's got it right. JUST DO IT.