Road trip numero 2 for the season is about to commence! Mr. Kerkove started the loooong drive today. I originally planned on going with him, but I got slammed at work and needed the extra two days. I’m flying out tomorrow night.
Yesterday was an amazing massage from Reed McCalvin. Massages play a huge roll in recovery for me. I have been getting about one a month, and they make me feel much better and also prevent injury. I wish I could get one every day! haha Reed is also very knowledgeable about many physiology related issues such as good supplements to take, stretching, and other factors that play a role in recovery.
I did an easy spin today to keep the legs open. Tomorrow is work and travel, and Thursday I get to the venue at Sea Otter! I can’t wait! Stay tuned, I’ll be updating a lot at the race. I am excited to meet lots of new and old friends!!
I was packing the other night and thought, “man! That’s a lot of calories in those two bags…” Race nutrition for the next two weeks. I don’t think I’ll use it all.
Some pretty sights from my ride:
I like getting east of Boulder because I can see the big mountains!
A bit of rain gracing the blonde fields.
Spring starting to show through!! FINALLY! Grass is turning green, bushes and trees are budding.
New cycling shoes!!! Yeah! Northwave is our shoe sponsor. These are carbon soled and suh-weet! I think we are getting some with team colors too! I’ll be doing some short write-ups on all my awesome new team schwag! I got my sunglasses and helmet too, but I sent those with Jeff so you have to wait for pics. They rock. I still haven’t gotten my kit…. I know I’ll have them by the time I get back from my trip.
I love how nearly every picture of the roads where you are contains an Outback. 😀
Yeah, it’s pretty funny how everyone here drives one of those things!!! If I were to get a Subie, I would prefer the WRX Wagon so you get space and you can go fast! I am shunned from the roads with my 94 busted ass Nissan Sentra. haha
Ride “out of your mind” and win again! Go Sonya Go!
Bring some wine back from Cali to celebrate!
What do you mean food for two weeks? That looks like food for two long rides….hmmm maybe that’s why I can’t lose weight 😉
How do you like the new Northwaves? They look like the Lizzard Carbon SBS. How’s the fit and room in the toe box?
It takes awhile to get used to new shoes – I have been running Shimanos for the past couple of years. The shoes I have are pretty much identical to the Lizzard Carbons, just a different color. Some of my teammates got the Lizzards, and some of us got black and white. I think we are getting a different shoe later.
I like the stiffness of the shoe, and they are wide enough for most people. I have abnormally wide feet (I have tailor bunions…gross, but it’s like a sixth toe), so they can be tight when it’s hot out. They are a lower volume shoe, so some insoles will be too much. Once I break them in and find the right insole(the majority of non-custom shoes do not come with much support), I think they will be super awesome!