Putting the band back together…

Busy weekend.

Woke up Saturday morning to a good night’s sleep, some java, and headed right onto the Computrainer for a 2 hour easy stint. About 3/4’s of the way through the Mrs. arose and we sorta sketched out the plan for the day.

I wrapped up grabbed some quick eats and we were off for the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation for a couple hours worth of a jog/hike combo and to do some recon as neither of us have been out on the trails there. Damn was it hot, and quite the adventure too. Let’s see…

  • Nagged by mosquitoes.
  • Chased by galloping horses.
  • Held off by a 3-4 foot snake.
  • Eaten by flies.
  • Sweltering in the stagnant and humid heat.

… and it wasn’t even my idea 😉

We shot home (in the thankful AC) and just as Kate laid her head down on the couch for a snooze, look who show’s up…


WOOOOHOOO! So the HFWT is again in action for a post IMLP, pre IMLOU and pre Toughman half get together for some eats and relaxing.

Unpacked the car, brought some stuff in, Snacked on Smartfood and pistachios and not to soon after it was time to head up to the swimming hole (white pond) for a nice out and back 2k. The reeds were getting long and there were a lot of floaties (which Guru has likened to the CSI show drowned/ dead girl hair getting wrapped around us 😉 which has made Kate oh so comfortable with getting back in the water.

All cooled down after a pretty fast swim considering we were all PowerCookieeither recovering or in a taper, we headed back to the pad. Guru, Kate and I had a few bevies. So we pretty much kicked up as Guru busted out the IMLP finisher cookies (later to be renamed to fit the occasion). About and hour and a few more beers later it was off to a sweet meal of Indian food on one of our training routes up here.

What a great day. It was one of those days that felt like 2.

Sunday we all roused a bit early. The Mrs. had to work (from home) and the 3 of us headed down to  take a preview of the Toughman course (which goes right by our old house). That’s where we met Grant of the Team Continuum & JH crew whom I haven’t seen since the winter ride from 125th (man has he gotten fast btw). We scoped out the park and where we theorized the swim and transition would be and headed out on what I thought was a pretty tough (true to name) ride.

It got HOT, very hot and humid and as we swung into my parents to reload the water bottles. I think it was all of 2 seconds before J and Guru were into to pool 😉 and man what a great idea. The water was cold and totally helped bring down our core temperature and sustained us for the 2nd half of the ride.

All in all the ride was pretty nice. some crap parts but not bad considering where you launch from. A lot of the roads were either freshly paved, in good condition, or had that newly laid shoulder patching that mde for a great racing strip.

Once back at the car we linked up with Grant as he was packing up to sit in some AC and head home. Guru and I went out for a run into the park where I was melting and she kindly dragged me around for a few (man she’s strong). J went out for another hours ride and we hoofed it back to the car lot where I headed for a quick actionwipe shower and the AC + a powercookies + water, water, water. I was disgusting. Guru needed a little more run love and kept trucking around the lot and later my truck 😉 to round out the full hour. damn girl. J came back around the same time as we all dove in the cars, let the heatstroke fade and headed back to our respective houses.

Great weekend.


~ by philiplavoie on August 17, 2009.

One Response to “Putting the band back together…”

  1. That was the best weekend ever. I'm sorry I made it so Kate won't swim with us. That was a stupid thing for me to say. Please don't shoot me.-Christina

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