|Getting off the rock|
|Have bike, will travel|
Saturday morning we did an open-water swim in Oliver - my first OWS of the year. It's always good to know that the wetsuit still fits and I still know how to sight in a lake. I led the group around the lake, which was a nice way to start the camp for me!
|Woke up to a cool, raining morning... not|
typical conditions for that part of BC!
|Long run selfie on the Kettle Valley Trail|
Back to my hotel, I had a bit of time to have a nap (yay!), then it was meeting the group for a ride over the Oliver half iron course. Sean had me hang on to his wheel for as long as I could... and I lasted about 20km at his furious pace. It was really fun riding that fast but I couldn't keep it going, so ended up doing the rest of the 60km at my own pace, spinning through vineyards and rolling hills.
Group social time that evening was a BBQ, and it's always fun to connect with like-minded athletes hungry after some hard workouts! Needless to say, I slept well that night and was up early for the next day's sessions.
Sunday started with another swim - this time in Osoyoos lake which was colder, but a nice easy short swim. Then onto bikes for a crazy "double summit day". We rolled out of town and up to the summit of Richter Pass, which I had always thought of as a hard climb on it's on. Not any longer... as we descended Richter only to ride through town and start climbing Anarchist Mountain on the other side of the valley!
|The long & windy climb up Anarchist|
|Looking down at Osoyoos from about 1/3 of the way up|
|Double summit day - Richter and Anarchist.|
Richter looks like a mole hill... I'll never complain
about it again!
Most of the group ended up bailing before the halfway point - boo! I made it to the 20km turnaround, while Sean and Alex went on to 25km before they turned around. It was a screaming fast and fun descent to close off a couple of hard days of training. Then I drove back over the coastal mountains and onto the ferry back to the island! Whirlwind but packed in a lot of good training!