Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekend Workouts - Feb 23rd and 24th

Chilly, but sunny is as good as we can ask for here in the Bay.  Conquering new routes this weekend for our ride, and getting our Escapees some much needed Aquatic Park time to get a good feel for the cold and open water swimming skills.

Saturday Ride - Novato - Wilson Hill - Tomales - Marshall Wall
59 and 64 Mile Options

Putting in two good climbs this weekend, but rolling terrain to help keep the groups together.  Perfect opportunity to stretch the distance and look for a breakthrough on the bike, or sit in the paceline and enjoy the ride.  Wilson Hill is the familiar climb for everyone, while Marshall is a long climb, where pacing and proper gearing is paramount to make it to the top with good legs for the final 20 miles.

59 Mile Route

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65 Mile Route

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Sunday Aquatic Park Swim and Run (5k Time Trial Option)

Kahn will be leading the group on some Open Water techniques, and even leading some daring souls outside the mouth of Aquatic Park, to feel the currents.  Feel free to practice your open water swim skills inside the piers for a good 30-45 minute swim to help acclimatize to the cold.  After the swim, join the group for either run option of the Escape From Alcatraz run course (10 miles total from AP), or a good benchmarking 5k Time Trial (8 miles total with warmup and cooldown).

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Participating in M2 Group Events
M2 Group Training members are of course welcome for all rides/runs and events.  Gold Pass members who wish to join in on weekend rides and runs can upgrade their pass $25/month each.  10-15 pass members can use a class pass to attend either.  Please email or for details.

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