Well, apparently there will be absolutely no fall this year…and we are moving right into winter. After two weeks in hot and sunny Las Vegas, I was welcomed home last week with 40 degree temps.
However, there is some good that comes from the weather turning as it has. For those who are coming off a long, hard training and racing season…this is mother nature telling you to take some much needed rest and relaxation.
If you are one of those who absolutely refuse to sit still for any length of time, at least take this time to prepare for some winter sports. Personally, I have retrieved the cross-country skiis from the storage unit, and look forward to possibly getting on them come November (we’ll see).
For those who don’t ski, we are still meeting every week until the end of November for a run in preparation for the Rock N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon or Half Marathon. This should be a nice, flat, fun race to keep motivation high through the cold winter months. For the next few weeks, we will be doing more hill work to build strength.
As for the Saturday bike rides, we plan on riding outside as long as the roads are dry/clear, and the weather cooperates. This past Saturday we had a great turnout, and the temps began to warm up after the start. Everyone is free to ride their own pace – not a race, but don’t hesitate to “mix it up” if you feel the urge.
And of course, I cannot forget BOZE Masters workouts…every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Now is a great time to focus on your swimming, so when the spring comes around, you can devote more time to the bike and run.
There’s plenty of opportunities to train and socialize with the Bozeman Tritons this winter. Happy training (I’ll see you out there)!