But I digress... Hey, we're in Oregon! After returning from Europe, we had a quick & lovely stay at home and then headed north to Bend, Oregon where Luke has been doing summer training blocks since 2006. It's a great place for him to tune out of busy life and really focus on training in a place where the roads and trails are just. simply. amazing. We have amazing hosts in Bend, Jana and Dan, who have made us feel at home and we are so lucky.
|trails out the door|
Wynne is 3 months old now and she is super happy unless she's hungry. She loves to eat and sleep- just like her parents.
|Wynne- 3 months|
|Ride fuel at Backporch coffee roasters.... Bend has GOOD coffee.|
|SoCal friends Courtney and Mitch came to visit & train for a week.|
|Mr. Luke had a recovery day, so I had a bike escort on my long tempo run.|
If you follow professional Ironman racing at all, you know that the "KPR" (Kona Points Ranking) is the points system that determines which 50 pro men and 35 pro women get to the start line of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October each year. My goal is to get there for 2015, but that means that I need to start now to have a chance as the qualifying year starts September 1st for the following year.
I planned on racing Ironman Chattanooga on 9/28 but that's off the table now.. Instead, I'm racing Ironman Malaysia on 9/27 on the other side of the world.
|definitely non-wetsuit material|
Anyway, I'm super excited and I hope that my race fitness arrives just in time. Racing an Ironman less than 4 months after giving birth is a big ask and not one I would actually recommend to anyone. But, to make my long-term dreams and goals a reality, I have to give it a shot.
|p.s. - we got Wynne her own altitude tent...start 'em early!|