Heading back to good ole Cleveland tomorrow so I was just reflecting on what an absolutely awesome vacation this has been.
I spent 2 weeks training with some of the most talented, fun, and supportive triathletes that anyone could ever find. Met some new people and enjoyed spending time with old friends. Staying with Paulo, Jonathan, and Sergio was a ton of fun- living the extravagant life of the pro-triathlete!
I didn't keep track of my training, but I think I did 600+ miles on the bike at camp under the gorgeous New Mexico sun. Several dozen miles run through the trails of Las Cruces. 40k+ swam at the outstanding facilities at NMSU.
Then I was off to Florida to spend some time with some people that I consider myself SO fortunate to have as friends. Just truly great people. And we sure had fun!
Now back at "home" I feel remarkably refreshed. Ready to race, and at the same time ready to get back to school and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I'm definitely faster than ever, too. Did my long run yesterday and even with a 30 minute warm up and a cool down I finished 10 miles in under 1:22. I was strong enough on the bike to keep up with a very tough group of roadies averaging 24 mph. And the swim, well I feel great in the water although I won't be breaking any speed records any time soon.
I will definitely be doing this trip again next year. I might have to miss "match day" (the day when everyone opens the magic envelope and finds out where they will be doing residency), but it will be so worth it. It's like living in my own dream world, if only for a few weeks...
A Few Good Swims
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