Well it is another beautiful Monday morning in Colorado. The weather is perfect. It should even get a little cooler later this week, good for training.
Yesterday was a step back week in my training for Salt Lake. I have only one more long run to go before I start the taper. I actually felt really good yesterday and pushed the pace quite a bit. Along with my Daughter and Step Son we set out on a 12 mile run. By mile 3 I was pushing a 9:00min/mi and just started pulling away. I felt good so I kept up the pace even though it was suppose to be an easy run. Hey, when your feeling good - go for it. Those days don't come easy for me.
This morning I got brave and decided to tackle a huge obstacle. Here in the Canon City Area of Colorado we have a section of highway known as 8-mile hill. This is a long steep section of highway that climbs 1200 Ft in 6 miles. So with that in mind I headed up the mountain. I pushed the pace in the middle chainring and got out of the saddle a lot of the time. I was about halfway up and really feeling the pain in my quads and though of turning around when I got inspired. By what you ask. I was listening to the Tri Geek Dreams podcast on my I-pod and when I was about to give up, IronWil read my e-mail on the Podcast. That Rocks! From there on out there was no way I was stopping. I made it to the top and felt great. Thanks IronWil and Kahuna. It goes to show you just how inspirational you guys are. Keep up the great work.