As soon as the sun was (mostly) up, we were in the water. Heidi, her Hubs and I got in a short OWS in those early moments of morning. The weather was perfect - overcast, a little cool. The water was warm, it felt like bathwater. Since the morning had a chill, we stayed put with just our heads bobbing out while we talked about our weekends, our plans and basically, enjoyed catching up. Then the fun began. Heidi and I started our not-so-synchronized underwater gymnastics. Rio 2016, watch out - we've both got a fierce handstand!
Look closely at that gorgeous sunrise and you'll spot some lakeside gymnastics about to happen!
Goggle eyes. There is just no escaping it.
We took off for a ride and the weather continued to amaze us. The severe drought has caused a lot of the leaves to fall so with the cooler temps, it felt and looked like early fall!
Um, how cool is this? Brian's stealth bomber bike has a water reservoir in it!
I made him pose for this "action shot" and he generously obliged.
We stopped midway for fuel. For some that meant gels, water, etc. For me, it meant grabbing my nutsack. This was during Vegan week you see. My beloved rice muffins have eggs in them and even Honey Stinger Waffles have, well, honey in them.
Is G not the cutest thing ever? Yes, the answer is yes.
For some, like Drum, it meant a nice cold Slurpee. Smart woman!
Most of my training is done solo. It's easier in some ways. I don't even worry about holding anyone back or, conversely, pushing anyone too hard. But it's nice when our schedules work out and we can get a good group together. Drum, our resident speedster, had completed a Century Ride the day before so she was looking for a nice, easy recovery ride. I knew I could at least keep her in my sights if she was going easy!
Do you prefer to train with a group or solo? I think it is much easier to ride in a group with various paces than to run in a group, yes? Swimming is much safer in a group. Please, oh, please, don't even swim in the lake by yourself! Plus, you're gonna look pretty dumb doing lake gymnastics solo!
My tri-bestie and favorite gymnastics partner, Heidi. Love being silly with this girl!
Do you prefer to train alone or with a group? Does it make a difference depending on the discipline?