France: HUGE Summing up, Part I
OK, so we’re back from visiting the Outlaws in France. A 2,000 mile round-trip, with three of us in the car, plus Huge Dalmatian, luggage, and two bikes strapped to the boot. Surely that’s gotta count as some sort of ‘other’ exercise in my training log? No? Oh well . . . .
So my Inlaws live in the Languedoc region of France, about 20 miles from the Mediterranean, and an hour or so’s drive from the Pyrenees / Spanish border. Lots of great terrain for training - whether you like it flat, rolling, or just plain vertical. Couple that with the fact that most roads are billiard-table smooth, there’s hardly any traffic, and the scenery’s just to-die-for, and you can probably tell why I take my training stuff with me when we visit.
That and the fact that the Cleveland Steelman’s now less than four weeks away. Eeek!
But of course, being the dutiful family member, and conscious of the fact that some people might think that triathlon training could get in the way of family life, I tried my best during the holiday to multi-task my training, by piggy-backing it onto other activities.
Like on our first day there - someone was going to the supermarket in Pezenas, so I hitched a lift into town and then ran back (7 minute run / 1 minute walk), arriving home and getting showered before the shoppers had finished:
- Type: Run
- Date: 05/26/2008
- Total Time: 1:16:00.00
- Distance: 9.2 miles
- Average Pace: 8:15.87/mile