Sunday, June 17, 2007

Takin' it easy

I'm taking it easy this week before my race. Yesterday I went on a nice little mountain bike ride with Jesper and a friend, Don. I rode the Fat to continue getting used to her. We did about 12 miles at Centennial Cone. It's not the most difficult trail, but it's super flowy and has awesome views. I've heard some riders complain about how easy a trail it is, like it's a bad thing. Then go ride somewhere else. It's not like there's a shortage of trails out here.

I made myself keep my heart rate in Zone 3 and 4. I can't wait to get out an hammer again!!! This taking it easy stuff is tough! I feel like such a wuss.

The wild flowers alone were worth the ride and made going slow tolerable. I especially like the snapdragons - who knew they grew wild?!?!?! They remind me of my childhood when we had them growing in our gardens in Germany. There were hundreds of yellow ones all long the trail. I like to make them open up their "mouth" by pinching them.

I took one crappy picture, which does not do the trail justice.

Of course, today I called my Dad to wish him a happy Father's Day. He had heard from all of his offspring and was very happy indeed.

1 comment:

j (Free) said...

Running behind... Checking old logs..