With us staying just 3/4 mile from Wonderland Trailhead, it's so convenient (and beautiful) to run on the trails out there so around 7:30am, we headed out for a 1 hour run.
Karel and I started together while warming up and then after a short break, it was time to get to business. With Karel doing a lot of strength work for his foot and keeping his cardio strong with swimming/cycling, Karel certainly did not slow much over the past 3 months. I tried hard to keep up with Karel as we were running between 7;15-7:45 min/miles for a good 4 miles...up and down the trails. It was a lot of fun and great to enjoy the scenery with Karel.
Our friend/athlete Kristen joined us which was great for us all to workout together.
Pre-set (with buoy/paddles): 100, 200, 300, 400 (increasing effort from 75-85%)
8 x 100's w/ 10 sec rest @ 90% effort
400 Ironman effort
1 min rest, then repeat MS one more time
After the swim (workout #2), we were in need of some carbs so off we went to Breadworks to cure our bread cravings.
For the next 5 days, we will stay around 8000 feet up the mountain in this beautiful cabin.
It was a tough ride but beautiful and a lot of fun to ride with our friends.
Although Karel would be in cycling heaven with his road bike (bombing the descends), we both have our triathlon bikes since we are less than 8 weeks out from the IM World Championship and our tri bikes are our primary bikes to train on (lots of muscle memory).
We ate at BackCounty Pizza and the food was amazing (although after 3 workouts for me and Karel, we probably could have eaten pizza at the gas station and said it was amazing too :)
I got the Nediterranean veggie burger and french fries and the guys got beer and pizza. I know - I passed on pizza but I needed something heavy in my gut and a burger did the trick!
We then made our way to Safeway to shop for groceries for the cabin and by 9:30pm, we were back in the cabin with the groceries unloaded and time to relax before bed.