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Dear Colorado:

Have I told you lately that I love you?

snow 26 °F

Pre-Season Update

Boulder Round II

Justin & I spent the day in Boulder towards the end of January. We got in a 3 hour ride which included our first climb up Flagstaff Mountain. It was a total throw back to our Europe trip, good switchbacks, beautiful views and lots of getting mildly misplaced as we tried to ride through downtown. Ended our 'date' with a brick trail run and then a nice late lunch at Mountain Sun. You've definitely found something special when quality time with the person you love can coincide with a good training session.

Winter Series III

My first DNF...ever. (DNF = "Did not finish") Opted to throw in the towel after 5.5 miles, tendons were too tight. This was one of the few times I have ever prioritized the big picture of training and race goals over the present moment/event. It's an important thing to remember, especially when your on the stubborn side of the athlete spectrum. There will be days that you need to ease up, in order to be stronger and more consistent for when it counts. Race day. Race day which is less than one month away now! Yikes : )

Gearing up:

Brick workout: 2 hour ride, 30 minute brick run in Z3. (*to be followed by a swim later in the evening) gottalovesundays!
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Cherry Creek State Park.

Beautiful view from the setting of a threshold ride.
2 hour ride with 4 x 10minutes max effort. Goal being consistent!!
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Quality advice:

No matter how old, how busy or how tired you might be.
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Other Bits of Advice*:

"*advice that I have told myself several (hundred) times and have yet to follow"

1. Do not have peanut butter before any type of training session.
2. Stretching takes a few minutes. You will not be fine if you skip it.
3. Not even one spoonful of the PB, just walk away.
4. A wet bathing suit in left in car is worth the trip back outside, because a suit-icle is beyond UNBEARABLE.
5. Dear Aubrey, instead of having peanut butter go outside and consume a rock. The feeling will be the same on your interval run.

Find of the week:

Drop everything you are doing right now, get your butt to the store and indulge on this childhood throw-back.
It's not quite the same since the berry ones are no longer the shape of grape clusters. But, mix this up with some cheerios and you can't go wrong.
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bPositive Shout Outs

Got me a pair of yoga pants for $12 and some of the softest t-shirts I have EVER owned! Use the code "inspiredtri" at checkout to save 10% ANNNNDDDDD help support my 2013 race season. Good kharma points will also result.
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Countdown:

Clermont Elite Development: 25 days

Quote of the Moment:

Be thankful for everyday. Even the rough days.
It is the hard days that move us forward, encourage growth and inspire new goals.

Here's to peace, not living in New England, and snuggly Labradors,
Aubrey

Posted by AubreyJ 20:28 Archived in USA

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