Friday, September 29, 2006
I got home from my conference back East (Niagara on the Lake) last night. Fortunately we managed to catch an earlier flight and arrived at about 8PM rather than 10PM. It was a tiring week but I managed to get in two short workouts in the hotel's fitness room before the conference started on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Just enough to keep my legs active. The highlights of the trip were wine tasting at the Jackson-Triggs winery and golf at the Legends golf course near Niagara Falls. Despite there being an open bar all week I managed to be good and limit my intake in preparation for the race tomorrow.
This morning I slept in and then went for a 15 minute run and a 30 minute MTB ride to loosen up. After that I cleaned my bike and got everything ready for our trip up island. Lisa my race partner arrived at our house at 4PM, only 30 minutes late and joined Shelley and I for an uneventful drive to Cumberland. We were one of the first teams to register, picked up our race plates and then headed up to Mt Washington where we were staying. There was a slight mix up with the keys to our room, but we eventually found the right one. Lisa prepared a great pasta dinner for us and after arranging our gear, we were in bed by about 10PM