Lots to pack into one update….
Two of my sisters played their first field hockey game this week. The freshman team played the JV team from another school – tough battle for them but I’m really proud anyway!
Yesterday was a flurry of activity. First masters swim, then a trail run up at Almaden Quicksilver. So. Many. Hills.
After that it was a hurry to get ready for my brother’s Team In Training fundraiser, a pub crawl through Campbell. Since I had a big Sunday workout on the schedule, it was mostly water for me but there was plenty to keep me entertained. Like the girl who just broke up with my brother showing up. Awkward. Or just the fun of observing a large group consume lots of alcohol.
So…while others were perhaps feeling a bit under the weather this morning, I bounded out of bed ready to tackle the last day of my biggest training week for the year. I had a 4 hour ride and 45 minute run on tap and, with all my training partners occupied or taking a break this weekend, it was all mine to do alone. Which worked out perfectly as I could just focus on what I had to do, make up my own route as I went along, and just…do my thing.
Overall it was a lovely ride – I felt good on the hills and more confident than I’ve ever been on descending them. My run off the bike was so-so but it’d gotten hot and muggy and I really should’ve had some salt tabs. The only incident to mar the day was the ticket I got for not unclipping when turning right at a stop sign – apparently my stop was just not complete without it. The sheriffs were very nice, I was very nice and it was easier to just get on with the ride than let it get me down. It doesn’t go on my driving record, it’s just a fine (hey, it’s just money, right?). I understand their concern for safety when their town is bombarded with cyclists every weekend – I saw WAY too many people on their bikes running red lights and stop signs at full speed today. Oh well!
And 5…4…3…2…1…REST WEEK!