Just another awesome week in Utah

I arrived in Park City on Tuesday night.  I am staying with Rob and Linda Karz again this year along with their dog Jake and serial killer cat named Dexter.  I love it here.

First step towards finishing this year with strong performances on the offroad scene is XTERRA USA Champs in Ogden. That requires some acclimation to high altitude.  I find the best base for all my training for triathlon is here in Park City.  So far I have managed to string some good workouts together leading up to the weekend and I though a pictoral representation of that training was best.  I managed to win the Tour de Suds race again this year and my time was slightly slower than last year but given the dry and loose conditions my guess is the roads were slower because I actually went harder than last year, especially near the top.  Hard to tell.  Regardless, I think we’re good to go for the big show next week at Snowbasin. You should come to Utah.  It rocks here.

Tour de Suds race profile.. ouch huh?

My main elite female competition: Christine Jeffrey and Kelsey Withrow who beat me in the costume competition (Kelsey beat us both in the taking whiskey shots competition)

The competition (those bananas are FAST!!)

New shoes for World Champs from Bontrager that I needed to break in with some solid riding:)

She was NOT in the competition but the samba parade was fun

I did 3 days of excellent climbing over the weekend, once on the Pinecone/Crest Loop, once on the snowbasin course and once on the Tour de Suds climb. Here are some images of my training in Utah.

XTERRA USA course profile riding down from the lodge first

My first fun day on the mountain bike was the Armstrong/Pinecone/Crest/MMT/Ambush loop to Canyons.  Amazing high altitude ride up to 10,000 feet.  Super views.. here are the photos.. and what to look for to get around the loop.

 

 

Go right!

 

Made it back to Canyons, phew!

HAPPY!

 

 

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