I love getting to go away and just be an athlete. Sleep in. Ride long or run long. Do yoga. Stretch. Share healthy meals with teammates. Learn from coaches about cycling and running technique and how to get stronger.
Heading out for our long bike ride
Yesterday, we ran the Wildflower short course run course. Today, we rode the 55 miles of the long course. With 4900 feet of climbing, including the infamous Nasty Grade hill around mile 43, this was a challenging ride.
Tomorrow, we ride the Wildflower short course bike ride, 24 miles of rollers, and then a trail run, and some yoga. Then on Sunday we run the Wildflower long course.
And, of course, good healthy food is important. Dinner tonight includes miso soup and spinach and avocado salad with garbanzo beans.
Coach Gerardo cooking up healthy stuff
So far, it's been an amazing weekend. I'm a little sore, but I feel amazing.