Hello from sunny
This week's "training camp" has gone grassroots, homegrown, downhome, stay-in-town and smash yourself. I have this entire week off school, so for months, we had planned a pretty cool trip- 4 days in Phoenix chez Tom, and then 3 days in Tucson at the Biscay-Twieselk Desert Oasis & Spa...I was
bubbling over understatedly excited to ride new roads, run new trails, conquer new montains, and inhale the scent of 'fast cyclist' from those around me. (Is there one? Does it smell like chamois?)
Anyhow, training camp in AZ was scratched last we because husband must stay in town for work. Which is totally understandable because one day we will be rolling in the big bucks because of 'sacrifices' like this, right? So last week I scrambled to muster up a last-minute getaway..The lure of training camp away from home was biting at me. I tried to recruit Tatiana to head to Kona with me, but in the end, I was destined to stay home...And so it is, that I have to face the realities of catching up on life-ly chores (take the car in, go to the dentist, maybe hit the DMV if I'm feeling aggressive). Woe is me to actually have to DO something besides train on my week off! Oh look, here is the laundry I get to fold right now! How many pieces of lululemon do you think are in there?
|About two days worth of training clothes :)|
So, training camp. The forecast was pretty dismal for San Diego- LOTS of rain all week and highs only in the 50s. I was a grumpy wanna-be-pro-triathlete. But, knowing that the weather "forecast" in so cal is usually more of a weather "guess", I tried to stay positive...
Friday night big storms came through but we woke to sunshine. Bonus 5 hrs in the saddle and the Tour de Bris (There was a lot of junk in the road from last night's rain).
|James telling the weatherman to "come see him"|
|Rain rain go away?|
|running down the WINDY but sunny(!) coast past Swami's beach|
|Coach Dirk and I earned our Starbucks! And no pastry for Dirk this week!|
Next up, 2 hour run & masters swim today. I need to rest the cycling legs to get worked on Tuesday in east county with fast girls that make me shiver in my shimanos. I'm scared- please go easy on me, ladies!
If anyone wants to join in the pain cave for the rest of the week/weekend, let me know! I need some more "campers" - enrollment is low!