Cinderella Classic

Cinderella Classic
Last weekend my friend Laura flew in from Texas to tackle her first metric century ride! You may recall our little adventure a few months back where we went on a beautiful ride through Windsor and ended up adding 50% to our planned mileage. This was when I was deep in my “off season” and ...

Indoor training adventures

Indoor training adventures
First long training ride of the 2013-2014 season! We’ve been experiencing a cold spell in the bay area lately (or maybe, Winter is finally coming?), and because I’m a wuss, I picked up an indoor trainer! No excuse to ever miss a long ride now :) I set it so it’s facing the tv. Now ...

Tour de Wine Country

Tour de Wine Country
Ahh fall, my favorite season! Growing up in the tropics, this was one of the only seasons where things were bearable. The humidity would subside, temperatures would drop and the rain would finally stop. I’d always heard about how leaves turn orange and red and the world would be covered in beautiful foliage, but that ...

Trucking along, and a little dilemma

Trucking along, and a little dilemma
1 full week back from vacation! I have definitely been paying for all that time off (and all those yummy snacks I devoured on the trip). Actually, the day after we got home I went out on a 12 mile run even though my body was only half awake. And it was mentally very refreshing. ...

Let ‘er taper!

Let 'er taper!
Yes kids, it’s finally here. Taper week! The brief period right before a big race when you go easy on training to give your mind and body a chance to recover. Also the time when your brain will start playing what-if with you ALL DAY LONG. “Are you sure you don’t want to double stack ...

Big Kahuna preview

Big Kahuna preview
aka, How to ride into a wind tunnel. Oh dear Lord it was tough. But first, the usual rundown! Hmm didn’t spend nearly as much time out there this week, but got in almost just as many miles. Good or bad? Monday: 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 1500 pool buoy yards. My legs ...

Half iron training weekend

Half iron training weekend
Oh don’t worry, I didn’t actually do a race this weekend. I wouldn’t do that without telling y’all first! But I did get some solid training in, methinks. Here’s a summary of how my week went, courtesy of DailyMile. I saw other bloggers using it and wanted to join the cool kids club. Also interesting ...

Marin Century, and Castle Rock adventures

Marin Century, and Castle Rock adventures
I know, I’ve been slacking with the blog lately. My bad! I started pushing all my blogging time to the weekend, which happens to coincide with the bulk of my training so often this gets put on the backburner in favor of some extra sleep time.. Anyhow! I wanted to tell you all about my ...

Weekend of slips

Weekend of slips
..of the scheduling kind. But I’ll get to that in a second. Quick recap of the previous week! As I mentioned, I’m pushing myself to stay in training mode for Big Kahuna, as well as Nike Women’s Marathon in the distance, but it has not been an easy task. Monday I already mentioned in my ...

Entering Paradise, Tour de Marin Headlands and a new favorite

Entering Paradise, Tour de Marin Headlands and a new favorite
15 days till Vineman 70.3 I need to make up for some serious posting time. Let’s start with last weekend! Last Saturday I joined Jon and some of his tri club friends on a ride to Paradise Loop! People have often told me about this ride, as it is very scenic and beginner-cyclist friendly. Don’t ...