Race recap, team sponsorship, spring time happiness, new condo, a great dog & good music
03.03.2011 - 12.03.2011 50 °F
Clermont FL Draft Legal Challenge
Was it a week ago already?
-Great race, considering it is so early in the season
-Swim was very challenging - the water was 3 feet lower than usual so the first 100 yards or so were spent running in knee/thigh deep water. It was really more like a run, swim, run, bike, run event. Having a shaky swim set me up in a bad place for the bike - I wasn't able to get in a group to work together. (Not many women were able to....our field was so small) Felt really strong on the bike - practiced and totally owned a new dismount technique and had a PR on the run (6:27 pace - total time 20:03) That made my 6th place finish feel a little better. I'm excited to be so early in the season and picking up well ahead of where I was last fall.
-"No swimming - Alligators" Signs were posted everywhere. Hmmmm.....
-Pro races were AWESOME!
Jenkins from GBR took it for the ladies and some guy from France out sprinted Shoemaker by a mere two seconds. It was intense and of course inspiring.
-On Sunday we opted for another triathlon day instead of a theme park.....& went back to the venue to do the swim course 6x, practicing entries and exits - biked 4 loops of the course - went out for brunch - went back and trail ran 4 miles later in the afternoon.
Way better than waiting in roller coaster lines.
- Snuck in an 8 mile run Monday morning before our flight.
Received my welcome kit for Team Odwalla - wicked excited face goes here!!!
Oh ANNNDDDD this is #1 of 4 shipments for this season.
If you don't know what Odwalla is.... http://www.odwalla.com (smoothies, juices, and bars that are all natural, no junk, no sugar, no high fructose corn crap, super delicious and devoted to being as sustainable and earth friendly as possible (not just on paper, but in practice) & They really support and invest in their athletes (200 total in the country)
Holistic nourishment at its best.
Sooooo settled into the new townhouse with Lauren.
Amazing. No other way to describe this shiznat. PERFECT.
Quote of the Day:
"Sometimes its the smallest decisions that change your life the most"
Um. Lots to look forward to.
One day at a time however.
Here's to peace, superfood and love love love
P.S. New England Bicycle is gearing up for a busy spring - if you haven't gotten your ride in for a tune-up yet - what are you waiting for!?!
The roads are alive and calling YOUUUUU.