|HERev + 1 Nytro = peace out|
The rest of the house arrived 6-7:00 ish and we had smorgasbord to choose from. I made vegan Thai curry with sweet potatoes and kale, Leah killed a herd of cattle and bbq'd up the rib eyes (although some were still mooing) and Maureen replicated a bomb of a salad with baby kale, grapes, craisons, blue cheese, edamame and pears...yum! There was a lot of wine going down....I had a glass and 1/2 - but that was my limit.
Up at 5:30 with a pot of Steel Cut Oats and rolling down the street 6:10 in the dark toward downtown to meet Liz and Amy. Our plan was to roll before 6:30 with the 10,000+ crazies and hope to avoid the traffic jam of bikes. My original plan was to ride hard...go for sub 5 hours but coach (that is another blog - yeah new coach) had very specific power guidelines and they did not allow for any hammering. Luckily Amy had similar targets and we manged to ride along and talk nonstop for 5:20... and had an amazing day. Other than the wind farm, which gee was really windy, the day was spectacular. I felt great, rode well, fueled well and finished felling like I could have ridden a few more miles... I think we managed to talk NON stop for 5 + hours.... again what I love about triathlon. Best girl time is ON the bike.
|Ready to roll! Go Nytro!|
Shower and changed + real food- more kale and veggies and met the girls at the Blue Coyote where they started on the margarita's. My belly was not 100 % so I was happy to socialize and enjoy the Nytro + HERev camaraderie.
|Post ride libations|
|Great to see my athlete out there!|
We were back home close to 4 and it was nice to relax and catch up with some friends.... looking in our kitchen it was quite a site. 15+ bottles of wine, 30+ bananas and every all natural, organic, pure snack you can find. Quinoa chips, hummus, avo's, kale, kale chips, almond butter.. other than the wine it was power food.
|Happy to have a hubby who|
rides and rolls with the girls
|So happy to be done! Go Nytro|
So I flowed orders and at mile 3 it began to unravel but the amazingly good news is that it was not an epic blow up....I was expecting to see 8,9, 10+ minute miles but I manged to hang on and finish the last 2 mile 7:40's... with a time of 1:44. I was dead..but elated - 5 min slower that last year but honestly with my training and my fitness I expcectd a 1:50+ so that was good news! My foot felt great ....stiffened up big time Sun night and Mon was sore, but I had some laser (thank you Dr Olsen), stretching, ice and by Tuesday it was good to go.
|Great to see another athlete finish the duo!! go Lisa|
|LOVE, LOVE, LOVE|
Thank you Nytro for making our team, Betty Designs for us looking so good and my favorite food on the bike BonkBreaker! Living the dream.