Another typical- coachless caroline training weekend. I get to do what I want, when I want, where I want...and hope I'm being smart about it. I've said this in the past, but one of the advantages of not having a coach is you learn how to listen to your body. This weekend was AWESOME! My body said "go for it!" "have fun!" "smile lots!" "laugh more!" and... remember how much you love this sport.
Colleen. She's training for her first Ironman, IMCDA. This is the kind of athlete you can't wait to watch attempt this feat. She is a psycho fast swimmer, very talented athlete, and has been dominating her age group since getting into triathlon. When she told me she had 6.5hrs on her schedule I asked if I could play tour guide.
I seriously smiled the entire ride- EVEN when Colleen took over the tour guide responsibilities and opted for a route that added another 6miles onto our ride. 112miles!?!?!?! whats a few more!
Thinking of all I wanted to eat when I got home carried me up the final climb - still with a smile on my face. And thank you Colleen for all the laughs. You seriously crack me up!
Long workout indeed, but my fun filled weekend of climbing in the wonderful outdoors wasn't over yet. After eating lots, and sleeping a little, it was time for Day 2-Crystal Cove 17k XTerra Trail Race... stay tuned...