Some Pictures from my Mid-Season Break

Following Boise 70.3, it was time for a little mid-season break to give the body and mind a rest. I had been training hard since November of last year and just needed some down time.

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I had an entire week to do essentially nothing or whatever I felt like, and then another week following that of just light activity- short jogs, 1-2k swims, or a couple of hours on the mountain bike. I’ll just say that the mountain bike won out more days than the swims or jogs:)

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Wattie and I explored the hundreds of miles of trails here in Bend, as we hadn’t really had the chance to just explore. In a training block, I’ll use the same specific routes over and over each week but now we’ve found new and even better routes to use!

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We would stop during rides so Wattie could play around :)

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We went on a few epics (probably longer than Cliff wanted…)…but we would just start riding and enjoy the beautiful day and end up 2 hours up on a great trail.

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This is Tumalo Falls behind us…about 12 miles up from downtown Bend, Or.

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More lounging by the river…

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More swimming, playing in the river:)

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More beautiful views from the trails.

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It ended up being about 12-14days but I started to feel re-motivated to get back into a set schedule. It’s so important to read your own body and not force anything. I definitely wasn’t ready after one week (which I think was the original plan), so the break turned more into 2 weeks but in the long scheme of things, 2 weeks in June for a better September 9th :)  I’m so thankful to have Wattie and Cliff to help with guidance and support on this stuff and I feel more ready for the second half of the season than ever before.

One Response to Some Pictures from my Mid-Season Break

  1. Damie July 8, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I think the thing I love most is how you and Wattie can play together and just enjoy each other. The happiness shines through the pics. Yea for 2013 part 2!!!!

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