Sunday, April 10, 2011

And That’s A Wrap

I finished up training this week with a long run and a spin on my bike, all completed before 9 this morning.  We’ll leave out the part where I attacked the kitchen afterwards – I was just taking seriously that comment in Training Peaks about “rest, EAT, celebrate,” right?  Or was it REST, eat, celebrate?  I suppose we put our own emphasis where we need it…

13.5 miles of swimming, ~275 miles of biking and over 65 miles of running all in the past 3 weeks – a nice way to finish up base training for the year.  I still can’t believe quite how good I feel at the end of it all!  I’m feeling more confident that I’m stronger this year than I’ve ever been.  And I have to thank e21 for keeping me going like never before!

In any event, once I was done with training and firmly squeezed into my compression tights, it was off to Dillon Beach on the Sonoma County coast for some fun for the dogs with a bunch of their family members.

Loki, Beckham, Max, Stanley, Beatrix and Maude

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The scenery along the drive out to the coast is as stunning as the beach!

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Anyway, only a dog person will drive 4 hours roundtrip to give their dogs less than 2 hours of fun on the beach.  Back to resting, eating and celebrating!

17 comments:

D said...

2 hours to the beach!? That's nothing! :) Yep, dog people are a bit crazy, I would easily drive that for a fun day. Love the beach family reunion photos..I'm so very jealous!

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH let's rest and eat and celebrate tomorrow!!!! Virtually, of course!!! :) ENJOY your rest and glad you are doing so well.

Michelle Simmons said...

Great pictures! Those dogs are clearly having a ball!! :) Enjoy your rest. I think I bitched so much about that rest week I had like 2 months ago that my coach just doesn't give me rest anymore. Lol.

San said...

Hahah, I can beat that. Last year I drove 5,5 hours to the beach for 2 hours of beach and after that the same back. All for two hours at the baltic sea, but without the dogs. It certainly was worth it.

I looks like the beardies totally appreciated the effort you made. Lovely pictures. Have a good new week and rest well.

ADC said...

The doggies are adorable as always. Rest and EAT is my preference.

SHERRY said...

Fantastic training block, Molly! Oh those pups... they are precious!

sallyaston said...

Nice job Molly! I'd say that is a very successful base build! Great pictures. I miss the beach so much, we have actually driven 6 each way hours to spent 3 hours at the beach for the kids, so I get it :-)

Wes said...

you did get them all to stand still :-) Well done!!

Jennifer said...

OMG! Those are the best dog pics ever! Thanks for the B-Day wishes! And congrats on some excellent training.

Meera said...

That is awesome beardie fun! They do excel at looking happy, don't they?!

elizabeth said...

Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats on ending your base training. Hope you are ready to a phenomenal year Molly! :)

Beth said...

Love the dog pictures!!! :) Great job on all the training!! Woo-hoo!! :)

SSB said...

ha. I'd drive the 4 hour round trip for my dogs, but I'm so glad I only have to drive 10 minute round trip to take Springer to the beach.

Susietri said...

Those are just the best pictures. Thanks

beardies3 said...

Awesome training build. Awesome dog run. Now rest, eat, rest. :-)

Maria said...

I love those pictures!

Catalina said...

That is so neat that your dogs get to spend time with their family! I wish I knew my Tibby's family better.