It's full-on spring in Colorado. Which is to say, we're still getting the occasional snow shower, followed by days in the 60s and 70s. Flowers are blooming. Bugs are waking up. The pup is learning to run at a fast enough pace that he can stick with me for 4 or 5 miles. Lakes still seem like they'd be dangerously cold, but a fellow Masters Swimmer told me he'd be in by the end of the month!
I'm finalizing my race calendar and getting excited for training and competing. I'm only entering one repeat race from last season, and ready to try some new challenges. I've started adding some group rides and underground fondos to my training, which makes me seriously humble (I don't have a ton of speed in my legs yet).
My first event will be the Lory Xterra Trail Triathlon. (Check out the video of the route) I've put in some serious miles on my gravel bike, but still need to ride and run these trails.
Next up is what I'm kind of putting my whole self into: a repeat appearance at the Boulder Peak Triathlon. I did this last year and it was crushing but awesome. I've been climbing my ass off already, and will continue to train on a ton of hills. The highlight of this race is a huge climb up Olde Stage Road. Hopefully it won't be quite as hot as last year...