Weather: May weather in Northern California has absolutely sucked balls. We’re on track to have only the 2nd May in recorded history in San Jose without hitting the 80s. And don’t take that to mean it’s been in the 70s a lot, because it hasn’t. I am so tired of rain and 60s that I’m ready to road trip to Arizona for some real proper weather. I’ve lived here 30 years and this is the most miserably cold May I can remember.
Dogs: I have nice clean dogs.
Stanley and I went to the dog show in Vallejo yesterday to cheer for friends. I ended up helping handle a dog for one friend. It was 48 degrees and I froze my butt off. Hmmph. Good thing though, “our” dogs did well (if it’s not a dog of a friend or one I really like, I could care less who wins!).
Hills: I went through my Training Peaks calendar and today was only my 12th outdoor ride of 2010, including races. All the hard trainer work makes me strong but it is nice to enjoy the hills and scenery outside! And today was all about hills – nothing too tough but just a beautiful ride up and back in our foothills.
Climbing Woodside Road
Looking back down as we climb
This is fun!
I love the country roads in Woodside – less traffic and very scenic!
The stretch through Portola Valley is my least favorite part of this ride…it’s a very long false flat and even though I know it’s several miles of uphill, it’s always frustratingly slow.
Training totals for May 17-23:
Swim: 4600 yards
Bike: 83.0 miles
Run: 12.0 miles
Total time: 10.5 hours
Another big training week looms ahead but this one will be a little different. After I get through most of the workweek, I’m off to training camp for the holiday weekend!