Trek Women
April 8, 2008

Preparing for the races

Logo My first race of the year is less than two weeks away! Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA! April 19th. Am I nervous?...yeah!  I haven't ridden my bike on dirt in 5 or 6 months.   I don't know what the course is like, but the Sea Otter Website gives this description: "You will fight your way up short, steep climbs and enjoy single-track trails that include rocks, sand and other challenges. You will careen through tight sections in the trees..."  Great, I am really in for it now. I really hope I enjoy those trails full or rocks, sand, and other challenges.  I want to enjoy them, but not come too close to them, or have any sort of interaction with them.  If you remember from a previous blog, I said it is my goal to ride in a race this season without falling off my bike. 

Wish me luck.  I'll keep you updated on my cycling and racing events.  Next planned race is the Fargo Marathon in North Dakota...May 17th. Yeah, that is right, a marathon...26.2 miles of running.  It will be my second, and hopefully fastest, marathon yet!

Keep riding...and running.


You'll love the Sea Otter course! The hills are indeed short and steep, but there's lots of great, flowy singletrack as well. Good luck!

Posted by: Shop Girl Chris | Apr 13, 2008 7:36:48 PM

hey steph... How are you (and Bill) doing? Just wanted to say hi and let you know I am rooting for you. I can't believe you'll be running 26.2 miles... that is crazy and I should know cause I am going to run in a ONE mile race and just training on the treadmill really wears me down!!! (but then again.. I am a panzy). all of the stuff on our blog really amazes me, but then again not, because well.... I know you... and you are incredible. We'll hopefully we'll be in touch and maybe, just maybe we will run a race together some day ;)
Love your boise friend wendy

Posted by: wendy | Apr 17, 2008 10:53:20 PM

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