Race day began early. 6 am to be exact. Al pinched my Aeropress the day before and hadn't returned it which forced me to down more sugar coffee than I would like to admit. Even Ben, who admittedly drinks vile coffee, said he would rather drink instant coffee than what’s served. Cafe 43 instant coffee … Continue reading Stage 1: Here we go! Finally.
Cliffhanger alert! Today was not relaxing and we knew that going into it. Back it up to the previous day's nightly meeting, Tomaz had passed out a bunch of race gear and filled us in on the following day. By the way, if anyone wants a Qinghai race backpack, a 2XL polo, a 2XL rain … Continue reading T-1: Rule 4 meets Rule 2
Today was your typical pre race day. I woke up around 8 and punched out an Aeropress before going to breakfast. This turned out to be a real win because the ‘coffee’ machine in the dining hall spits out 1 part milk, 1 part coffee, 2 parts sugar. After breakfast, we gathered for a short … Continue reading T-2: Not A Lot
I woke up early to finish writing some training programs where the WiFi was still semi reliable. WiFi in race hotels is reliably unreliable. Walking back from the kitchen I noticed the door to the other bedroom was open and Mario was lying face up like a sarcophagus in his bed, eyes wide open. It … Continue reading T-3: Moving Day