Ok so I am WAY behind the 8 ball here, but I figured better late than never and am thus posting some of the few pictures I took during the Tucson training camp.
|My first weekend in Tucson meant my first trip up Mt. Lemmon|
|Me, Pedro, Maiki, & Chris "Big Sexy" Mcdonald|
|Linsey Corbin Dirty 30 Birthday 100x100 SwimFest|
Maiki, Montana Matt, Me, Linsey, Ben Hoffman, Hillary "Coach" Biscay
|On another, I ventured out to discover Tucson on my own, 120mi of it.|
|There are some great views to be had in Tucson|
|Sam hosted a dinner party one night and Chris showed he isn't all looks, he is a certified pastry chef as well|
|At the end of the Squad camp, TriSports.com hosted TriFest and Charsia came out for the weekend. It was awesome to have her to train with again.|
|The TriSports.com TriFest group ride up Mt. Lemmon|
|I am getting much better at taking photos while riding.|
|This makes me look like i have really hairy arms|
|Mt. Lemmon has some incredible views as you climb up|
|Look close and you can see riders climbing below us|
|Mt. Lemmon is just over 8,000ft. The highest I have ever ridden my bike & only the 2nd time in snow|
On that note, my incredible hosts here in Scottsdale were kind enough to let me mooch off them for quite a bit longer than originally anticipated/requested. I am extremely grateful to them for this, not only because it allowed me to call their beautiful house, my "home" for a while longer and to spend some more quality time with these great people, but also because it allowed me continue treatment on my achilies here in Scottsdale at Endurance Rehab. I am happy to report that I am back up and running with virtually no pain in the achilies! I got in about 30 miles this week, even some tempo-ish work to boot. The main obstacle now is getting my "running legs" back under me. Even with the swimming, cycling, and aqua running, I feel that I definitely lost some fitness during the month I could not run. I am sure that loss will be felt soon, but right now. the pain and soreness that comes along with getting one's legs re-familiarized with the pounding and stress running carries with it. Once this "phase" passes (please end soon, please end soon, please...) I will be able to really judge my fitness and be able to begin climbing the ladder back to where I was before the injury.
Well its almost midnight as I post this, I had a LONG day of swimbikerun including 100+mi on my Transition and I have to be up in 5hrs to fly to Morgan Hill, CA for the Specialized Tri Team camp. I am excited to attend, hang with the team, meet those I haven't had the pleasure of yet, and see and learn more about Specialized.