Just a quick update--about a dozen of us started yesterday's bike at about 6:30am in an effort to beat the heat. TriGirl Sharon put together a nice 30 mile loop, out on country roads with some welcome shady spots. I still had to work hard to keep up with Karen and Shelley, on their first bike ride post IMBrazil, and stay in their draft. Off the bike, many were leaving to run in shadier spots (if running at all). I dropped my cooler, plugged in the ipod, and took off. Having the fuel belt really helped--I had frozen the bottles filled w/Endura, and 10 minutes into the run they were drinkable. The schedule called for 8 miles, but running our regular loop of that distance would have included two really big, no-shade hills. Instead I opted to do the 6 mille loop and shady "nub," for a total of 7 1/4 miles. With two stops at the cooler to refuel and cool off, the run took me 1:15. Not blazing by any stretch, but I was just glad to have done almost all of the workout before the heat really settled in. Our record breaking high temp yesterday in Richmond--over 100!
MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Jen Harrison who placed in the top 10 of her age group at ITU worlds in Vancouver!!!