Saturday, September 27, 2008

I love New Mexico!

I am so happy to be down in the land of sunshine and outdoor pools! Could totally do without the thorns in the road flatting my tires, but I guess if it was perfect there would be a ton more traffic down here ;-)

Training has been light. I have my final race of the season tomorrow and have been babying some minor injuries so that I can have a solid day. I was very pleased with my final swim workout today. It was super short with just 2 x 150 (50 fast 100 race pace) as the main set. I was able to hold 1:20 pace so I'm stoked that I was able to get back into swimming form. The trade-off is a minor case of rotator cuff tendinitis, but it's not so bad. Bring on Elephantman!

Here is a short pictorial of my trip so far:

Swimming outdoors in my awesome Splish Wonder Woman suit:



Then it was off to Andele, my favorite mexican restaurant!

Paulo trying to win the biggest taco contest:



Three tools (MarkyV, Jonny and Will) and a cool dude (Danny):



Then the next day was DQ night!

I-SCREAM



MarkyV's dental check-up:



Jonathan isn't nearly happy enough to be eating ice cream:



The dirty mirror self portrait:



And the CAPTION CONTEST!



Some of my favorite captions from Slowtwitchers:

"The P5Carbon will have integrated hydration *and* evacuation systems"

"They've been drinking so much of the Cervelo Cool-aid at PS camp, they are actually starting to shit out parts. In Paulo's never ending quest for scientific research and validity, he records the phenomenon and documents it's every nuance. Touch it Jonnyo, TOUCH IT!!!"

"It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one."

" After three hours and trying every tool in the garage, they gave up and took him to the hospital. "

" Broke Back Biker "

" SMACK!! Ride that nose! Work it, work it! You know you like it like that! Riiiight there, oh yeah! Little to the left.... perfect! "

" Visual evidence of the impact on everyday athletes due to the financial crisis. "

Ok, who else out there can beat those?


And I have the text written for my bike box packing post, but I'm going to take detailed pics when I pack for Hawaii next week before I post it.

Up next, Race Report!!!!

7 comments:

Brian said...

looks like you are having too fun of a time there. What's the guy to girl ratio? Looks like it's in your favor.

Maggs said...

Great suit. I love my wonder woman suit...but then again I had a hard time giving up wonderoos.

Judy said...

Looks like a great time there! Race strong and come back with a good story!!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Nice job with the swim. I love being able to swim outdoors at my gym...it is so much nicer!

I don't even want to know what was going on in that last picture. I does look like everyone is have a great time though.

Have a great time at the race!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Hope you rock your race. Love the suit - I am in desperate need of ordering some new splish suits. Love them.

Steve Stenzel said...

I love the captions!

And I hope the race went well!!!

Doug said...

My caption:

"this one time at triathlon camp..."