Monday, September 26, 2011

Training Time...

Teresa and I have been training for the Vertical Marathon again...or its real name~"Death to your body".  We started biking everyday at 5:30 5 miles...sometimes more!  Not just biking but biking the major hills around Estrella. They are so big. I LOATH these hills! 
We are kind of like the little train that says "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!" Then when we reach the top and we coast down we yell "I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could.!" 

This is so hard but we are sticking to it...we might die doing it!!!  The other day we saw a coyote that could have eaten us and last week we saw a scorpion (SCARY) that was so big...DJ was driving by and saved us!!  We have heard a pack of coyotes as we ride by an area barking away!  One day we ran into some scary guys...but that was the day we cut 3 minutes off our time...those guys were scary!  There are always a ton of bikers and walkers out...and they don't seem to be having any problems...but not Teresa and I, we've had our chains come off both our bikes (different times of course) during the hardest part of the ride...up that stupid hill!! 

My body may not survive  (every part of my body aches...even my butt...I know too much info but you need to know all the gory details) but so far we've biked OVER 100 may not seem like a lot to all of you BUT that's a ton...hey we could have been to Gilbert by now!!!


Sandi and Curtis said...

When is the marathon? Make sure you post about it. Training is always better than the event - in my experience! You appreciate it more at the very end! Good luck!

Suzi said...

Thanks Sandy...the marathon is coming up in 2 weeks...ugh!! But exciting! I'm climbing hills and biking like crazing right now! My lungs and legs hate me but thats ok, I think! Don't worry I'll be posting pics on the blog and on facebook!