Monday, May 21, 2012
I am a big believer in the training plan that coach is giving me. But that also means, that I am somewhat "restricted" when is comes to spontaneous stuff, like riding Caesars Head for fun.
Last year, Caesars Head was part of the training plan due to AOMM training, but with my half ironman focus earlier this year, I mostly had flat or rolling courses on the training plan. Especially, since the Charleston race course was so flat.
Some co-workers and I have been talking about tackling Caesars Head for a year already and last Saturday, we finally made it happen. We also had a Malone Coaching team mate joining us along with some team mates (The Hobnobbers) from the MS Ride later this year. A great jolly group.
Four of us started the ride in Furman for a total of 60 miles and the other three started the in Slater-Marietta for a total of 40 miles. We met up at mile 4/14 to do the climb together. We had two in the group that did this climb for the very first time.
Everyone did an excellent job and the whole group arrived at the top of the mountain within a 20 minutes time frame. We refilled our water bottles and then took a proof picture. Terry is missing still one, because he was busy playing car mechanic for a couple of folks with car trouble.
And here is the complete group.... Ready for the descent...
Whoop whoop... Ready to buckle down again and follow the plan... Three more weeks before the next race. The first Olympic distance of my the season. That's typically my favorite distance and since my running has been going well recently, I am excited to see what I can do! ;-)