After swimming, I headed to Peet's collected my pre-race coffee, ate a Tram bar (have you found these yet? I picked some up during my Kona build and have been digging them ever since!) and then registered for my race. You could pick me out of the "runner" crowd right away...I was severely over dressed! The real runners were in shorts, tank tops and gloves. People, it is only 45* out! I was in capris, a short sleeve top with a long sleeve over it, Muscle Milk Visor, and some sunnies...I think I forgot that the entire race was under a canopy of trees! needless to say, they may have been in the correct attire and by mile 3 i was trying to run and strip at the same time! I didn't want to start RIGHT at the front, as if you will reference the paragraph above, I am not a runner by nature. We get started and this race happens to go up one of the best bike climbs in the area...a bike climbs that takes me 34-45 minutes depending on the day...so it was 6 miles up, then another 1.2 miles up and across and THEN we would get to FLY down the mountain home to the finish line.
I started to pass a few gals a few miles in and told myself on the uphills to just keep moving
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Next up is the coast ride...375 blissful bike miles with friends!