|Summer is over... rainy season is back in CA|
For the first time ever, I'm getting a few more race details dialed in than I have done in the past. This is partly because our sport keeps evolving and products and training protocol keep improving. This past weekend's long bike ride was a test of my new hydration set up with the X-lab torpedo system (thanks MBK for the hook-up!). Blanco was incredibly patient with me as I tested out different straw positions, choice of lids and computer positioning during the ride to ensure the set-up was completely comfortable.
|Xlab Torpedo is front and center|
I have tried to focus on nutrition more this year than in past years with the help of a couple of friends. Kim Schwabenbauer worked with me on nutrition at the beginning of the year. Sticking with her healthy principles were aided further with the fantastic recipe advice of another friend, Jess Cerra. I do 99% of the grocery shopping and meal preparation for the family so I really wanted to keep things healthy, interesting, simple and yet fun for me to cook. Thankfully, Blanco will happily wolf down anything and everything I create so much of the fun is the joy of having a happy customer ;) I will admit that I have had a hard time cutting down on wine consumption... I am not perfect. This was last night's delicious bottle... Tyler pinot noir from Lompoc (a town we pass through on our annual coast ride).
While Hawaii will bring to a close my 2013 racing season, planning for 2014 is already underway. Team Blanco does not have a final schedule just yet but I do know that wherever I race and train, I will be stylishly outfitted in Betty Designs gear! I was thrilled to learn that I will be an official "Betty" next year... and of course, Blanco is now hoping for his own personal "My wife is a Betty" kit in hot pink. Keep waiting hon'... :)