Before ending my temporary life as a "pro-triathlete",Sarah and I headed up to Lancaster County, PA for a quick getaway. We spent Monday, Tuesday up there before heading back yesterday....bad news is that I started my new job today, good news is that first impressions appear as though it is a good move.
We did all the usual tourist stuff in the PA Dutch Country....we went to the roadside stands and got fresh pretzels and homemade root-beer, we went to the quilt factories, we toured the countryside and in general had a very chilled time (I didn't even train for two days!). And yes we did eat at the Smorgasbords!....not once or twice but three times (one breakfast buffet was included with the room so it would have been rude not to!). Well, there isn't a huge amount of choice in some of the towns besides the all-you-eat buffets and so the country style food it was. It was good food but you do eat way too much esp. the desserts and breads (well in my case anyway).
Today Sarah and I have both started the diets to try and get rid of the whoopie pies and shoofly pies that were consumed :-) No racing until June 14th so I have a couple of weeks.....
- Still reflecting on @gravel_worlds from this past weekend. 150miles of primo gravel in Lincoln NE with 10,000ft of climbing. It was hard but I went for it and utimately paid the price in the last hour when I cracked, really cracked. Crawled to the finish just over 9hrs after starting.....but yes it was fun! . . . . . #gravelworlds #gravelride #IFB #parvillacycles #cycling #vandessel #lincoln
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb
- First race week of #2020....@ripitevents Little Patuxent River Run Trail Half Marathon on Sunday. Let's see how the early season training has progessed! . . #ripitevents #salmingrunning #trailrunning #IFB #halfmarathon