The title of my blog is California Training (I remember wanting to call it California Triathlon or something but I had never done a triathlon and didn't want to be a poser.) Anyway, it's been nice to be back home and actually do a bit of California training between race travels. It was especially nice with Luke's sister Jacque here until yesterday to help us with Wynne, so business as usual was easily accomplished with her help (Thank you, Jacque! xoxox)
|sunset on the way to girls night at Bestawan, our favorite hangout|
When we got home from Hawaii, I buckled down for a couple big weeks of training (for Ironman Western Australia on Dec. 7th) before we jetted off to the Bahamas for the UWC Bahamas Triathlon.
|This is what happens when you ask Dad to watch the baby for 10 minutes on the plane.|
|Luke giving some pre-race swim tips at the kids tri clinic|
Mark Holowesko sponsors the race and helps take care of the pros, showing us the amazing landscape of the Bahamas and allowing us to experience the magic of his island, Highbourne Cay.
|The best way to fly to a tiny island? Sea Plane! Tim Don & Trevor Wuertele help load 'er up|
|Wynne has some well-deserved "me" time on a deserted beach at Highbourne|
|me & Luke|
|Wynne kept up her 6-pack routine too... No slacking in paradise!|
|I think I heard (World Champ) Gwen Jorgensen's ovaries bursting every time she held Wynne. Sorry Gwen, Rio 2016 awaits you!|
Back home, I buckled down and here we are... lots of lovely (a little chilly- dipping below 60*) long bike rides, masters swims with my favorite crew at the Encinitas YMCA, and runs along the coast and through the trails. Getting in all my California training before we hit the road.
|Ran a 16-mile point to point long run w/ Courtney along here on a crisp fall morning|
|Henshsaw loop- riding up Mesa Grande with Luke, Jess, & Mike the Bike|
|A favorite destination stops on our 100+ mile rides to Santa Ysabel|
|easy jog with Luke on the coast|
Last weekend I raced the Silver Strand Half Marathon to see where I'm at and running FINALLY felt "effortless". I raced this one one other time in 2009 (thank you, blog, for being a great historian) and it was my 2nd 13.1 and the first time I broke 1:30 in a half marathon. This past Sunday, I ran 1:22:05 and won the female race. Luke had a solid race as well and came 4th.
|Silver Strand Half Marathon finish line|
Just one week out from our next trip across the world. First stop, Thailand for Luke to race Challenge Phuket. 2nd stop, Busselton- Ironman Western Australia, here I come!
|(gratiuitous baby pic) Wynne is ready for her first trip down under!|