When I got home from Arkansas I was Fried. Capital “F” fried. I was so burnt out on travelling you can’t even imagine it. I started travelling in Little Rock at 10 am and didn’t get home until 12:00 PST. To fly for approximately THREE hours! The storm season in the US seems to be early and terrible this year. Anyhow, I hit the wall when I came home. I have never had a schedule of XTERRAs as compressed and aggressive as we have had this year. If you think of it, an XTERRA is about an hour longer than your average mountain bike race so racing them back to back to back is very hard on your body. You always find a million little bruises on your legs and arms after a mountain bike race, not knowing where they came from and after this many races I was finding bruises on my bruises and a lot of fatigue. When I added to that the travel and lack of training I think I was just feeling “off” this week. Like, I don’t care if I ever do another triathlon kind of “off”. Don’t worry, it has passed with a couple good training sessions but I was in need of some respite for sure. We did one of the most beautiful rides in Victoria… here is a pic of us.. before we were lost and frozen.
It was a rainy day but still pretty cool to be out there.
While I was gone, Ross put the finishing touches on his baby to make it driveable. Yep, Ross built himself a hotrod. I can hear him coming from about a kilometer away. 🙂 He loves it. It is a really, really cool car. Makes him look extra hot in my opinion but maybe I am just a tirebiter at heart.
Ross and his baby
Read more for the nerdy training recap and the schedule for the next week and a half…..