A month in Boulder can go quickly, a month with training in heat, in altitude, in flooding (!) and just in perfect conditions. We got the rainy period I never saw before… And the flooding… For us all ended fine, but those who missed their house or just part of it, did not…
Some parts of the town got totally ruined…and are still under the water… Many basements got water, and some schools got closed because of the catastrophe. And as this is not normal in Boulder, there is not really anyone having an insurance in the house for these kinds of things… So all and all disaster!
I only had to worry for my training (and work online 2-3 hours a day), and so a period of being flexible and creative started.
Flexible is in the head, creative….I am lucky that I have my coach to be that, I just have to adapt to the new things fast……and that is not always my strong side
so first when the shit hits the fan….. : get the mindset on to the new situation
second : plan and execute
third : get the best out of it, by keeping the head good and positive
Here a road I tried to ride on, but could not!
Anyhow my training went after plans, luckily enough there are the turbotrainers, and a session on that can sometimes give more that a session on the road. Swimming and running you can always do inside or outside
And we made a trip to a famous ski resort Vail. The village is a 2 hour ride tour from Boulder and in 2500 m altitude ( again good move for my altitude training, as the body has adapted in 1800 m it is good to push it a bit and go even a bit higher altitudes )
I even did my 180k ride, just back and forward on the roads that was oppen, and I felt so good, to overcome the conditions and still make it, just makes you really proud of yourself. And that I was….
But now it is time to move on… to Kona! What a timing, just right.
More to come from Kona… soon it is the crunch time,