Sunday, April 15, 2012


I am I am. I am actually getting a lot of stuff done. Next to tests and essays to write for my online classes I try to fit in my work and training and I get it done :-) Thankfully I have a husband who understands when I am grumpy due to my load of stuff that I want to get done.

Last week was filled with reading, writing, riding, running, and sometimes swimming :-)

I got to enjoy a wonderful Saturday training with my friend Amy. Ride, Masters swim and more riding. Even though she just recently moved to Phoenix, she knows where the good rides are. She showed me a route with barely any traffic and huge bike lanes, which, right now, everyone in Phoenix is searching for. Unfortunately we have had some really really bad bike accidents in Phoenix lately. Some injuries are luckily just minor, but in most cases they are not...human vs car...the odds for the cyclist are not good.

Amy took me on I believe 7th ave north of deer valley and it was a beautiful safe ride that goes out to Daisey Mountain. If you life in North Phoenix, this is a good ride!!!

The wind was blowing like crazy and after 45 miles I decided to call JR to pick me up. LAME. But it wasn't because of the wind only. It was because I wanted to race Marquee the next day and have fresh legs. Luckily OR unfortunately he didn't pick up so I ended up riding back. Does it ever happen to other people that the wind switches and constantly comes from the front?

So I ended up racing Marquee on tired legs probably like many other athletes out there (Matt did a 6.5 hr ride Saturday - yikes). That is good practice too. Here are Matt Russel and I smiling and liking our 9 am start time :-) Red Rock, 9 am start is a great idea. I didn't even need an alarm.

All done. The race was great. 750 m swim, 20 k bike and a 5 k run. Probably my favorite distances EVER!!! All three of us took home a title. Bryan was 1st place in the Olympic distance race, and Matt and I were 1st in the Sprint race. WINNING :-)

Next up:
  • Road race state championships for practice and for a great long ride in the heat
  • Maybe a 50 mile Mountain bike race???
  • Orlando 70.3

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