Hello from Germany!
I left the USA on Monday, and arrived in Germany on Tuesday! I had a crazy week leading up to my departure, so sitting on the airplane for 9 hour was actually a relaxing and welcome experience. I had to move over the weekend as well, and have some nesting/unpacking to do when I get back. But for now, I can finally start focusing on one thing – the marathon world championships. I’m trying not to focus on it too much, because then I’ll get nervous. I focused a little too much on our marathon national championships, turned myself into a head case and couldn’t perform on race day. I’m hoping to NOT repeat that this weekend.
My first day in Germany nice. My Ergon family welcomed me and it was fun to return to the Ergon World HQ in Koblenz, Germany. We even had a picnic by the Rhine river.
and I got to enjoy Koblenz! It was fun to return here after visiting Koblenz for Ergon meetings back in May.
Coffee… very useful for jet lag.
You know you’re in Europe when the streets are narrow!
I’ve been anxiously watching the Colorado Trail Race that started on Monday… Check it out here Self supported, navigated, and 500 miles mostly on singletrack. I can’t think of anything much more epic. Good luck to my very brave friends, especially Jeff Kerkove, Eszter Horanyi, Cat Morrison, and Dave Harris.
Today, we will go to St. Wendel and I’ll get to start inspecting the course. I heard it’s a lot of fireroad which doesn’t really play to my strengths on the bike, but that’s ok! Go big or go home!