|Ringing in the new year with Courtney|
Well, "by storm" didn't happen so much, but there was most certainly a lot going on and just trying to stay afloat until I reached calmer seas seems the most appropriate water-faring metaphor.
The first week, I was still on vacation from work and managed a 30-hour training week which often feels just as busy as a 20-hour training week plus work.
|Jen & Keith Doin' work at the bakery in Santa Ysabel. 50 miles into a 100-miler|
Some of the best few hours spent were at Sudeo DNA, where we fit my new Women's Supersix Evo SRAM Red & checking out my position on the new Slice RS with the Retul system. Nestor always impresses me with his critical thinking, and I think we have an optimal plan for my race position underway.
|Nestor dialing in the Women's Evo...this bike is freaking amazing!|
|Gettin' fit on the short-lived Slice RS|
I also had fun launching my coaching business Rêve Endurance and have been loving spending my free time coaching some super motivated athletes. Here's Katie's take on it all so far: First Full Week of 2013 Training. Thanks to everyone's support in getting this started and for all of the interest- learning about different athletes around the world has been so interesting...
The week off of work felt great, but left me with a lot of deadlines back at the desk. Mid-week, my bike got stolen from my car. The bike is unique and the police are looking for it, but if you hear of a Cannondale Slice RS SRAM Red (white/black/red) with an SRM powermeter (with a light blue powercontrol 7) and FSA wheels....please let me know. Something tells me there are oh, maybe zero of this exact bike around.
|One of the only pics I have of exact bike|
|catching up with the girls.... Love me some Kirsten - not a triathlete - and keeps me in check like a good friend can.|
|The Nuun magic bus, hanging with Jen & Skinny Runner, and beer tour at Sone Brewery|
As I sit here and write with what feels like my first free hour of the new year, I am T minus 2-hours from pushing off from the Golden Gate Bridge (We drove to San Francisco yesterday) with a bunch of other cyclists to ride 400 miles down to Santa Barbara over 3 days... So....better get going! I'll keep you posted of the adventures of me & the EVO this weekend.