October is here and I am still training like mad. I have eased back into the grind again as I get ready for Clearwater, Florida. I am actually very excited to be going to the World Championships. I would have never thought that a front of the pack sprint and Oly racer and a mid pack long distance racer would have qualified for a slot but stranger things have happened such as having K-Fed determined to be a better parent than Brittany(not that the inverse would be more logical).
Johnny Tri and I went out for a 30 mile bike workout yesterday around 1:45 in the afternoon. I am not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world, but where we were it was sunny, 93 degrees, and windy. We thought we were going to be getting a tail wind on the way back but that did not happen. It seemed to be harder on the way back. Here is the part that really sucked. My Polar said I only expended 863 calories and his Garmin said he was over 2300 calories. Yeah, I know, he is a lot bigger than I am so he has to burn more...but almost 3x as many??? Shi...I was going quiet a bit faster than he was and had to be nice and slow down so he could catch up on several occasions. I did not even earn a scoop of ice cream outta that one. I love you JT, but dang man, stop rubbing it in that I'm little.
I am going to try to get some tickets tonight to see the Yamoto Drummers from Japan. I will be cutting it close getting to the theater after work, but I won't be all sweaty. That is one of the benefits of teaching Pilates over, say a run workout. I won't be smelling like a water buffalo. Just a treat for myself for my birthday. I will finally be the age that I have been racing under all year long, LOL!!! It really does not seem like I have aged a bit since I have been "USAT Aged" since the first race of the season back on April 1st.
O.K., nice training weekend coming up. I will try to get some photos and show what I've been up to.