May 7, 2007

Hills, More Hills, and Mohawks

Another training week of IM Switzerland deposits has come and gone, and a quick check of the calendar tells me there are only 48 days until racetime! Aaaaaggghhhhhhh!!

Where have all those months gone??

This weekend I had a couple of key training sessions, not to mention a ton of fun doing them. Saturday I had a hills session on the bike. Big gear, 100% of time in the saddle, stroking going up and coasting going down. Can you say - BURN!!! It's 2 days later and I can still feel the burn from that one.

Then Saturday afternoon I swam in the lake to practice sighting. I only swam for about 10 minutes before I became paranoid of all the boats speeding past nearby. I hate the underwater sound of a boat engine - from the moment you hear it until it sounds like it is right on you happens so fast, I thought a couple times I was certainly about to be propeller turbulence. So I cut the swim short. But I was rather satisfied with my sighting and direction for the short time I worked on it.

During my bike ride Saturday I met another biker Brock who lives full-time at Willow Point at the lake. He recommended to me a nearby trail if ever I have my mountain bike with me. Well, no mountain bike this weekend; but, I figured if it was good for a mountain bike, it probably is good for running shoes!

So Sunday I set off to find this trail and it turned out to be incredible. Up and down hills on old fire road with a few creek crossings and noone - no one - else on the trail for the 10 miles I travelled. Sweet! For any locals that might be reading you can find this gem by turning off Hwy 63 onto Willow Point Cutoff Rd (about halfway between US280 and Kowaliga Marina), and then the trail is a half mile on your left and marked by several boulders at the trail head. I highly recommend it.

Little man Aidan and I got mohawks over the weekend. We snapped some pics to document it, but mine will be shaved off before I go back to work tonight - I don't think a mohawk is considered a physicianly cut... But Aidan gets to keep his for awhile - lucky guy...

10 comments:

Mallie said...

Great pic. Too bad you can't keep yours. It'd be a great look for your upcoming race! Sounds like another great weekend of training. Even though the time seems like it's passing by way too quickly, you really are banking the kind of training hours that will have you completely ready!

momo said...

love the new 'do, on aiden and on you! very cute.

wait, did you say 48 days? aargh, too soon, its too soon! ;-)

LoneStarCrank said...

Mohawk for the race would be sweeeet. Great job getting it all in. You are amazing in your dedication.

Megan said...

Sweet 'do. Yet another reason why being a kid rocks!

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job on the training rides. Yeah, IM training time left seems to be going faster day by day..

Great pic of the hair cuts. That might be an idea for IMWI.

TJ said...

dude! the mohawks rock! you should get yourself some of those temp tattoos to go with it...
good luck with the 48 remaining days.

ironjenny said...

OMIGOSH - you win for cutest pics once again.

Great job on the trail run!
Jenny

Bike Chick said...

Sweet weekend. That trail run was a great find. The photo is too cute. That style looks good on both of you.

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Mohawk is cool! Looking forward to meeting you next week :) Woohoo!

Laura

Robin said...

Sounds like your training is spot on for your upcoming race. The mohawk pic is great, your kids are just too cute. Maybe you can do it again for race day.