July 17, 2008


Last week was a big volume week, and boy did I feel it! The last few volume weeks we've done I haven't felt too bad at the end, but during this one, all I could think about was Saturday afternoon and our rest day! It's been hot, which definitely takes a lot out of you, and starting this week after a long travel weekend (involving some car trouble) for the 4th of July did not help either. But, I made it through, putting in a lot of quality hours. It's weeks like this one that make me feel really good about my training. I know I'm pushing my limits and thus improving my capacity. It's a good feeling, no matter how tired I am at the end!

Rollerskiing near the OTC

I'm now home in Boise for a couple of weeks. It's hot here, but I've been getting in some good training this week before we head off on a backpacking trip and then a much deserved rest week. I'll come back to Lake Placid just before our camp and rollerski races in Jericho. It's nice having some time away from the OTC and the training group to just hang out with my family. I think it's going to help me be even more ready for Jericho. But for now, I'm only going to think about the immediate future: getting through one more week with high quality training, and then enjoying my rest week here with my family!