struckman school of mtb. rode with sally, just followed her lines all morning, re-rode things that i couldn't clean the first time, good stuff. was eventually able to ride everything (counter clockwise) at GF except gnarly wall. we are awesome mtb buddies...she needs fitness, i need skillz, we help each other!
well this is embarrassing...i had to add "paddle" as an activity. no wonder why i'm not so good. at GJ's insistance i attended paddle school, taught by Alpine Shop. it was great. 2hr class but only actually paddling for 1/2 the time. learned the basics, and got some AR-specific pointers from the instructors. one of them is doing MR340 next week, awesome!
Run1:12:00  5.75 mi (12:31 / mi) +1200ft10:27 / mi ahr:146 shoes: NB 786 II
easy run at Chubb...Tyson to RR tracks then back on the green trail. i had no idea the green one led back into the park a different way so did a little exploring. so quiet out there. love it!
dirt crits #5! got an okay start, passed my "rival" in the first lap, and then got complacent and sorta sat in for the rest of the race. finished 3rd initially, but 1st place (sunny!) got DQ'd for some course misinterpretation so 2nd officially. followed by my first royal council where i ate 12 wings from TJ's. yum.
tri training is so different from mtb/AR training. or rather, the recovery is vastly different. i think because mtb requires more bursts of power and higher HRs, I feel fatigue setting in more quickly and have to be super vigilant about not pushing too hard on easy workouts. for tri stuff i never felt that tanked. lately i've definitely been feeling that way after long mtb rides. could be the heat too i suppose.