Monday, May 28, 2012


Since last week's race, I've been back at training and at it hard.  The holiday weekend afforded me even more time to train my ass off.

I kicked things off with my longest swim of the year so far.  3750 yards and it actually went by comfortably!  Always more fun when I get to do it in one of our nicer local pools.

On Saturday I rode and rode and rode some more...75 miles alone in the wind and cold and hills.  I did get some lovely views down at Uvas where I raced last week.

Off the bike, my instructions were to run the hilliest course I could find.  I planned ahead by parking at one of the trailheads for Quicksilver County Park, which is SUPER DUPER hilly. Even my coach said so when she saw my data :-)  Surprisingly I had a pretty good run, even though it had gotten sunny and hot by the time I was out there.

I spent the rest of my day in a zombie-like state, consuming as many calories as possible.  Because Sunday I was back on the bike for a warmup and then off for a long run.  By the time all was said and done, I had ridden 85 miles and run 17 miles, in the space of 26 hours.  I don't remember the endorphin rush being quite so painful in the past...

Stanley joined me for a recovery nap after all that.

No matter how trashed I was, the boys still require their walks!

This morning, I started the holiday with a nice recovery swim with a Twitter friend at Redwood Shores.  The water was so calm compared to last time I was there!

And with that it was time to enjoy the rest of the day with a BBQ at our house.  The boys wore themselves out playing and begging guests for food :-)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!


donna said...

I hope you rewarded yourself after all that training with a memorial day drink..( or 3). Well done.

Fat for a Triathlete said...

I LOVE IT when the pools look like that!!
Jealous though. You have so many lanes :(

Christi said...

What a great weekend of training and fun! Congrats!