Friday, November 11, 2011

Moab Bike Trip: Swimming in the Rain

Day 10: The day we try to remember what it is like to be triathletes... Aka "rest" day

We woke up this morning to a steady pounding of rain on the fly of the tent. Knowing that the forecast called for rain the rest of the day, we decided we would spend it trying to act like triathletes, fitting in a run and some laps at the Moab Aquatic Centre.

We headed out Route 128 for our run after breakfast. There was a dirt jeep trail along the North side of the Colorado River we followed until in narrowed into a path, then into a deer trail. Upon this realization, we headed back the way we'd come, then out onto the bike path on the side of Route 191 heading towards Arches National Park. All told we ran about 8 km. By the time we made it back to the car it was time to head to the pool. The building was almost new and the pool was very nice. I still, however, hate 25m pools. You just get going and it's time to turn around again and who likes counting laps that high!!! I usually get lost before I've even swam a kilometer. All told I swam about 1500m. Add in a bike ride this afternoon and I'd have myself a whole triathlon! (Note that as of yet, the rain in this desert hasn't let up so we have yet to go biking today).

Moab Day 10

The other plus side of the down time is we have had a chance to plan out of last three/four days of riding. There are too many things to do, and not enough time to do them all! We'll just have to come back...

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