Last week I escaped San Diego. I couldn't resist the opportunity to play Ironman sherpa, train my fanny off, and enjoy some spectacular UT views. Before we could take in the views Katya and I had to get there.
Yes that is what a car looks like when 2 female triathletes go on a road trip. (boys would enter in the picture soon enough, so we were kind enough to make room for the beer).When traveling to Utah, remember it's a BYOB kind of party...
The morning after we arrived in St. George I jumped on my bike, eager to explore this beautiful (but VERY windy) training ground....with the help of some arm written directions.
It is so gorgeous out there! I eventually made my way down to the swim course (about 20 miles away from town and T2). I spotted Lori, and enjoyed a quick pre-race cruise with her. Then back to exploring!
I enjoyed a few solid days in the saddle out there. I also thought I'd jump into the lake to for a few open water swims. Turns out the water was well below my temperature allowance. The local pool sufficed for a few 5k swims.
What about running you ask? Well, this was my view while I hammered out 20x400 on the track.
I wish I had a video of the final 4 laps of this track workout. The wind was HOWLING, making this the toughest track session to date. It felt like a strength workout as I battled the winds, and it took everything I had to hang in there with my desired pace for all 20. I said I'd stop at 12, then 16...then with 4 to go approximately 200 second graders entered the track. They had a "elementary track meet extravaganza" later that morning. The kids took it upon themselves to line the track and cheer me on for the last 4. I couldn't stop and disappoint the kids! Maybe I didn't have a training partner for this workout, but man these kids sure did fill that motivational void!
Just remembering that workout makes me exhausted. So, that's all for now ;) More St. George pics to come.