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!
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!!!!
A Few Good Swims
2 days ago