Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Beauty of the Bay Area

Finally a fruitful weekend - after bouts of fits and starts to this years training season I managed two decent rides on Friday & Sunday. Still wary about my strained MCL which had ruled out hill climbing for the past few weeks - I did test it out today with some satisfaction.

Friday - 60 miles followed by a 5 mile run
Saturday - Rest - some light stretching in the evening
Sunday - 66 miles including Old LaHonda in 28:48

I carried my camera with me today to capture the beauty of the route that I have been riding the last 5 years. Not great photographs but decent enough...

April 6-8 Long weekend:
Training Status:
The year started off with a 'sinus' set back which forced me to back out of the San Francisco Half Marathon. But I did manage a nice relaxed run at the Napa Valley Marathon (3:56 - PR) on March 4th. I have been far more regular with my running this year and I hope to continue to push through and make a bid for a 3:45 at Marine Corps Marathon on Oct 28th (there I said it)

17 Sundays to Ironman Canada - that means 17 more rides (best case)...I do have a trip to India coming up which will burn a few that leaves me with 15 long rides!! The preassure is on....

Old LaHonda - on the way down

Crystal Springs (Canada Rd)

Crystal Springs

Stanford Dish (Palo Alto)