Monday, June 4, 2012


Another weekend bites the dust. So sad.

But there is many a thing to report from the weekend. Unfortunately, I ruined all the pictures that I took Saturday, so all I have here are the pictures from Sunday's long run.

Despite, the picture disaster, let's start with Saturday. 

Steaming Furman Lake
We had a super early wake-up call Saturday morning, because it was RACE DAY! Not for me though... It was race day for Terry and I was signed up to volunteer. This race was actually my very first triathlon (and his') and I have done it every year since then. Since I am already signed up for so many other races, I decided to skip this one. 

Bell Tower on Furman Lake
 It was actually nice to be at a race and not race. A whole bunch of the Malone Coaching Team was there to volunteer and we were in charge of the transition area. Pre race, that consisted mostly of trying to find spots for people on bike racks. Then we made sure that people don't mount their bikes in transition and that helmets were buckled before they headed out. I then changed position to the bike in and run out spot. After close to three hours of standing around and cheering, I felt wiped.

2.5 miles into a 9 mile run
 But we were not done yet. As soon as we were able to leave, we headed out for 57 miles on the bike. We did a modified version of the Tour de Paws metric century. Originally, it was supposed to be a girl's ride, just Audrey and I, but Terry doesn't like to ride by himself, so he ended up joining us, despite the fact that he just raced! We ended up having a great ride with awesome conditions (blue skies, but not hot hot!). The only gripe was 20 miles of headwind on the way back in.

View of Paris Mountain from the Bunny Trail
 The rest of the Saturday was spent eating junk food and relaxation... Of course there was also a doggy walk!

Empty Bunny Trail
 The next morning, the wake-up call was a little later, but still pretty early. It's nice, how empty the bunny trail is, if you get out there around 7am.

Ghost Bike on Bunny Trail
On tap was a nine miler with six miles with specific pace goals. The run went well and it was still fairly cool when I started out. I did a simple out and back on the Swampy while listening to podcasts.

Blooming Trees
This week is race week once again... Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday. would be nice, if we'd get lucky with the cooler temps as well. We'll see.


  1. i'm curious to know what happened that 'caused' the ghost bike to be placed on the swamp rabbit! kinda creepy...

  2. Sounds like an awesome weekend! Good luck on Sunday!