Sunday, July 31, 2011

On vacation.....

This has become a yearly vacation for us (most years) and we all look forward to it.  It's just our speed, easy.  A typical day involves napping on the beach, walking the beach, swimming in the ocean, and reading.  No plan, except just to relax and eat seafood (for me, no one else likes it).  We let both kids bring a friend which makes for a full van but more fun for the kids and less refereeing for us :-).


Looking left from the condo

Josh and a couple friends in the hot tub 8 floors below

straight out from the condo

looking right down the beach

I'm missing some key workouts for my home grown 70.3 October 2nd.  Thursday evening my legs had this fatigue to them that said the long workouts on the weekend were going to tear them the rest of the way down so they could build back up.  I missed a 2:45 brick Saturday and a 3:30 hour ride Sunday.  Besides missing two 1:30 rides during the week, I'll also miss a key 4 hour ride next weekend.  Oh well, I'll throw a couple extra runs in.  I'll do a little ocean swimming but I have to admit, I am scared of sharks.  Watching shark week on discovery channel doesn't help either :-).

7 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Where is it? Looks nice. Swim around that pier a few times and you'll be fine with your workouts.

Lora said...

I would totally not be watching that show right now.

Anne B said...

What a beautiful spot to vacation. I hope you get some great open water swimming under your belt. Don't worry about missing those workouts, enjoy the time off!

Kate said...

Beautiful! Yeah, I'm jealous. Enjoy your stay...we'll miss you at the crit.

Theia said...

I'm craving the salty air just looking at your pics! Enjoy the time away, and come back strong!

Anne B said...

Mike, you absolutely should try a trail run. Very different vibe from the road running and it would be a great way to finish up the 2011 season.

Dawn said...

looks like a very sweet place to vacation! funny....im starting to think of how time away affects my training schedule too.....and i NEVER thought I would get like this;)
so....Oct. 2nd huh? thar's when we're all flying in?
:)
Hope your holiday is/ was lovely!!!!
and training will always be there.....