Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tucson Training Day 4

It's day 4 for me and I needed a little break. Not totally cooked but I thought a recovery day would be in order. I said that only to do hill repeats on the A Hill this morning... so much for the recovery day.

Alan and I split off from the rest of the group to have some quality pain and suffering. We did three repeats of the 'A Hill' which is a 2km hill with some nice, consistant grade to make your lungs burst. On our second lap, Alan was about 15 meters behind me 3/4 from the top. In an unbelievable burst he sneaked up and caught me at the unofficial finish line. An impressive effort! We then rode up to the top of Gates Pass and looped our way back home for a short 65km day. It's hot: Africa hot as we sit by the pool sipping a cool bevy.

Alan at the top of Gates Pass

Flowers in the desert

The rest of the gang is out there, no doubt in a resteraunt also drinking a cold bevy.

Tomorrow we go up Mt .Lemon 6,222 ft of climbing, 28 miles, avg 10% grade... ugh!



PeterV said...

Take heart, Mt. Lemmon has an avg grade of only 4%. It is a bitch of a climb though, with some 10% sections. If the wind is blowing, watch out!

Tom K said...

I stand corrected. It averages 4.3% grade.

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