Three things from the week making me a better triathlete
1) Recovery Under Blankets
Four days after departing hot Los Cabos, the husband and I drove about three hours into the B.C. interior to visit his family. We slept 10 hours the first night of the first weekend in months absent the fast, non-stop twirl of prepping, training, eating, and sleeping. A snowstorm in the Cascades on our way back to Vancouver effectively ended our Los Cabos adventure and welcomed us to the recovery season.
2) Off-Season Food
Chocolate-chip-pecan-banana-bread. Froufrou coffee drinks. Those are some of the foods I am allowing myself to eat without guilt now that the main race for 2015 is completed. Yesterday, the off-season gluttony continued with this slow-cooked chili thick with elk meat.
I learned more about the world of off-road triathletes while writing a summary of the XTERRA World Championship held in Maui this past weekend. After watching videos of the athletes on the muddy, scratchy course along mountain ridges and under jungle trees, I appreciate the tidiness of standard triathlons. I mean, the swim is described not just as open water, but ROUGH water.