I woke up this morning and said nothing for about 25 minutes, then as I drove into the parking lot of the swimming pool it hit me: Septemberâ€™s over! â€œRABBIT RABBIT!!â€ I screamed to no one in particular. Thatâ€™s right, Rabbit freakinâ€™ rabbit.
Today was supposed to be recovery, but I got a little excited with this double descend set that Victor gave me, and I went kind of fast for a set of nine 300s. At least I consider it fast, I guess Brian Davis would probably call me a big wimp if I told him I was barely under 3:00 in a short course pool. Heâ€™s an ass.
Also, this month will be the beginning of the first serious group ride in Seattle. Itâ€™s being called the Rocket Ride and being put on by Todd Herriott and HSP. The best part, the ride leaves from Log Boom Park, which is a mile from my house, so Iâ€™ll be able to get in a swim and breakfast before I show these jokers how to ride a bike (ok, truthfully, the one time Todd had enough free time to do a hill workout with me I was owned in a way that still hurts to think about.). The ride route will be the same every week, but it will not be published. This is with the idea that people will go as far as they can before being dropped, then will have to come back the next week and try to hold on a little longer. So you have to earn the knowledge of where the ride goes. I hear itâ€™s around 60 miles, but Iâ€™ll probably post the map on my Garmin Connect account after I do it on the 18th. Why the 18th and not the 11th (which is the first rocket ride)? Because next week Iâ€™m out of town. Which will be SUPER fun, but more on that in a later post.