I just got back from a scouting trip to Tahoe to check on the various parts of the course. In reality, I went on a ski trip. But I took the opportunity to scope out as much of the course as possible. I was able to drive most of the course, besides the closed off Martis Camp roads and the various surface streets in Truckee. I collected GPS tracks for the legs from Northstar over Brockway Pass down to King's Beach, as well as from King's Beach through Tahoe City, past Squaw Valley, to Truckee.
I even took a minute to stand calf-deep in the water at King's Beach in an attempt to familiarize myself with the swim course. At close to 40 degrees, I didn't stay for long.
And you could even say that by skiing for two solid days I was experimenting with my body's reaction to exercise at altitude. But really it was just a ski trip. But it was nice to see so much of the course and mentally get psyched about seeing it again 7 months from now. This is going to be a big 7 months!
In terms of fundraising, things are going well. I'm around half way to my goal. The sushi fundraiser was incredibly successful and a few people have asked me to do another one in a couple months. It wasn't very hard to put together so I may do that this Summer. You can check my progress on my fundraising website.
We're now entering the "build" phase of training, so we'll be raising the mileage and the pace of our workouts. So far we've been concentrating on the swim and the run and I'm up to 3,400 yards in the pool (race-day is 4,400 yards) and 9 miles on a training run. (race day is 26 miles.) The cycling mileage is still pretty light but I think/hope that's going to start building soon. I'm loving the power meter and all the biking data that gives me.
Thanks for checking in!