That's right - I'm going to Disneyland! I'm taking my mid-season break which is basically the only break I've ever taken since starting my training around the end of October 2007 (except for illness). I could fly from SFO to LA and then hit Disney, but with the never ending flight delays, bringing 2 kids, a stroller, car seats, and all of the waiting -it's about the same amount of time (and certainly less expensive) to suck it up and drive 7 hours - PLUS we can stop at Starbucks. We're all very excited and we'll be posting our adventures over the weekend here: http://sadapiper.blogspot.com
Here's probably the most inappropriate photo Mickey has ever taken.
Since it's a short week - lots of intensity - bike intervals Tues and Today along with a great fartlek workout today
5 min @ 168/172
4 @ 164
rinse and repeat x2 It was a good workout and takes about 1 hour and I got in a bit over 8 miles.
It's a big weekend simply because I know 3 Pro's named Chris doing Wildflower. I also can't wait to see Courtenay's times up there with the top pros - she'll for sure turn some heads.
One of the best parts about Disney is that you can expect to 1) have lots of fun 2) see lots of parents killing their kids (whether it's through tiring them out and then the kids melt down or they just stop and beat them) 3) there is no where except for Disneyland/World and Giant's Stadium where a hot dog costs $6.95 (I did partake in the FREE HOT DOGS after the Sac Tri last weekend - probably the best post-race meal ever).
I'm excited for it regardless of cost and the 14 hours of driving. Who wouldn't want to see these kids happy?
Kelly just wrote the single best review of a triathlon swim. It's absolutely perfect and it probably speaks for 75% (I'm guessing 75% because I can honestly only speak up to the 66th percentile of swimmers right now) of the people who race because only about 3 people I know actually enjoy the swim and all of them do the sport for a living. Maybe they'll launch a series that only involves a 1.5k knee-deep water run.
I get a little spastic in swim starts in general. I have been known to panic/asthma attack. So I was happy when at first the swim was just bad, not awful. I had some space around me. Then I got hit on the left. Then I got hit on the right. Then the two guys started veering into each other and squishing me in the middle. read more....
There is always this classic: