Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello 2012!

The New Year has gotten off to a great start, but not before 2011 was finished off the right way!

Since the Vancouver weather has been less than ideal for fun outdoor riding (re: a LOT of cold, rainy days) - Diane, Steph, Ramsey and I have been spending a lot of time riding together in Ramsey's basement. As New Years Eve fell on a Saturday, we came up with the perfect way to finish off the year - the 2011 Spinfest!

Thirteen crazy friends decided to join us for the inaugural 3 hour spin followed by an amazing brunch. For those who weren't training for an upcoming Ironman, Laura offered to teach a yoga class for the second half of the time.

All set and ready to ride!

Warming down after an tough workout care of Ramsey and Doug!

A LOT of sweaty towels later....

In the end, 7 of the original 13 people finished the three hour ride. It was a LONG time to be on the trainer, but the time definitely went by quickly with some great music and even better friends.

To kick off 2012, we swam our annual 100x100. This year we opted to swim long course which made the set a little tougher but definitely more enjoyable without quite as many flip turns. Three hours later (and a few sore shoulders) a small group of us finished up the set and rewarded ourselves with a yummy breakfast at Zen.

As for the rest of Ironman training, things are going really well. Team SDS are training well and consistently without too many aches and pains. I can't believe that we are less than 6 months away from race day and I know the next few months are going to fly by.