the beautiful town of Livigno
I've had Lake Placid on my list of to-do races for awhile and after meeting a handful of 'New Yorkers' on the Reilly tour, I have a much bigger support crew and followers for this race! Plus, they gave me insider tips on the course and the area. Perfect.
the Reilly crew bring our buddy Steve up the Mortirolo summit
a friendly reminder
"it's alllll good"
A week out from a race my workouts focus on sharpening up and testing out my race pacing. So far, so good! I'm pleasantly surprised that my body is holding up after just racing IM France 3 weeks ago (posting my first sub-3 marathon time - finally), then spending a week climbing the famous (and gorgeous) passes of Italy - all on my Trek Speed Concept! Try riding it on the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo. You'll never be the same. :)
a trip to the Madonna del Ghisallo Cycling Museum
I'm looking forward to visiting Lake Placid for the first time and really pushing the limit of my endurance and fitness to firmly plant myself on the start list for Kona! You'll find me at the pro panel on Friday, as well as helping the kids get ready for the IronKids event.
I'm always so grateful to my sponsors who support me in my training and racing. Timex, Trek, Powerbar, Shimano, Blueseventy, Feetures!, TriSwim, Challenge, Castelli, Nathan, Skins, Greenlayer, Headsweats, Zipfizz and Training Peaks. Not to mention the crew at Reilly Cycling Tours for having me as a guide for the past two years. They are the most fun group you'll ever want to ride with. You'll never guess what we have in store for next year's tours....you'll have to come on them to find out!