Monday, June 23, 2008
Less than 4 weeks...
Less than 4 weeks out from the big day! This past weekend I went up to Smell-A to ride with my homies Dan and Jeff. The ride was blazin' hot - pushin the triple dig threshold, especially the 10 mile climb up Latigo Canyon just north of Malibu. It was definitely one of those we-still-have-6-miles-to-go-with-only-this-much-water? type of climbs, and even when we got back down to the PCH, the heat hadn't let up all that much. What the ride lacked in overall elevation gain with monster climbs, made up for in heat, non-stop rollers on the coast, and simply having to deal LA traffic on the first day of summer (that is what I call mental training!). I also did some inpromptu race prep by absolutely dousing myself in cold water before the 4 mile t-run, which made me feel like a million bucks after. Sunday we hit up a sweet ocean swim (sans sharks), which made for one exhausted day on Monday.
It's almost time to start my taper, but not before San Diego International on Sunday!