This morning felt like one of maybe ten humid days we’ll ever see in Denver; the Ryders’ studio had condensation-lined windows and we all dripped onto the bikes as we let the pores sweat it out for 50 minutes. Another day with seat-less bikes, another day of air-boxing, another day with ankle weights + abs, another day feeling just a little bit stronger.
While my mind has different thoughts as I turn off the alarm, I know there’s not a single better way to start any day.
Sweat, cardio, strength, endorphin high.
So, Hello Thursday. I’m ready for you!
If you’re in Denver, and/or want to come visit me for 5 days (come on over!), do not let this deal pass you by – 5 class pass at Qi-Ryders for $25.
Promotion code: KDVR.
I purchased two of them, and they’ll be gone too soon. Go!
With one easy run between me and another 13.1 mile Finish Line, my to-do list only includes rest, stretch, airport pick-up and race expo! Race “goals” are still being decided, but I have high expectations for that sibling of mine. She’s worried about the altitude; I’m worried about her passing me on the course.
And on that note, I have an interesting debate to open up to you:
I “train”( read: live) at a high altitude, obviously. So, if I chose all my “A” races (to use your terminology, Marlene ) at sea level, is that “cheating”? Clearly I have an advantage, given my lungs are used to oxygen-deprivation. Clearly it leads to some speedier miles, with less effort.
As with most things concerned with running/racing, I think it’s all in good fun and am mostly ambivalent. If I want to race in Boulder, I will. If I want to race in DC, I will. If I find a destination race in Rome, sign me up!
But, in your opinion (just for Fun, because I’m curious),
should I race where I train, for “real” results?