Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Course Recon

The last race of the season is this Saturday and it is a tough one. It is the Ballbuster Duathlon which is an 8 mile run, 24 mile bike, 8 mile run. It is 5 times around a loop which means it is five times up the 1.5 mile steep hill. We decided to do a little course reconnaissance last weekend to remind ourselves what we were getting into. .....Fortunately, I got distracted by the beautiful views and fall colors.

The view looking over the South Downs from the top of Box Hill. At this point on Saturday, I will be desperately gasping for air.

For now, I'm smiling. I love riding and running in the fall.



Caught a picture of the boys running up ahead. They are dressed for a Canadian winter. You'd think the Brits would be used to this cool weather by now?



I had to stop and take a picture of this lane. Autumn is my favorite time of year.


Lastly, a view from halfway up the climb of Box Hill. This is one of the reasons I don't live in the heart of London. Although I love the city, I love riding and running out here much more......

2 comments:

steve said...

Great photos Lynda - thanks! I hope the Duathalon was not too tough.

Amsterdam race looked great - I was in Amsterdam with Mike Gecox and Kent a few years ago...great city.

My son may be studying abroad in London next fall, if so, looks like I'll make at least one trip with him to do some traveling.

Take care,
Steve

steve said...

Great photos Lynda - thanks! I hope the Duathalon was not too tough.

Amsterdam race looked great - I was in Amsterdam with Mike Gecox and Kent a few years ago...great city.

My son may be studying abroad in London next fall, if so, looks like I'll make at least one trip with him to do some traveling.

Take care,
Steve