In my training schedule Mondays are usually pretty easy days. I try to get a swim done in the mornings and spend the rest of the day relaxing and gearing up for the week of work and workouts. If the legs are feeling fresh and the weather cooperates, I really like to get outside and jump on the mountain bike. The speed of riding on the road can be fun but there is just something about getting off the asphalt and onto the dirt that really make riding off-road enjoyable.
|Me and the Goose overlooking Wandermere Golf Course|
I do my best to try and rope in anyone who is interested and head for the trails. This week Nate, Greg and I headed out to see what trouble we could get ourselves in. This time we headed up to the bluff overlooking the Wandermere golf course and were presented with a pretty awesome view.
|Nate riding the trails.|
|A Tricky Descent|
|Greg and Nate cruising along...|
|Greg and Nate discussing if it is possible to ride down the face of the cliff...we decided to take the long way down.|
Riding the mountain bikes is a great change in pace and really helps to replenish the tank after a long weekend of tough workouts.
Also a few weeks ago, GU Energy sent me out the new GU Performance Energy Sampler. Now I have tried many of the GU products throughout my training but having the opportunity to try so many different flavors in one easy place...Very Cool.
|GU Performance Energy Sampler|
You get 9 GU Energy Gels, all 3 GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gels, 2 bags of GU Chomps, 2 packets of GU Electrolyte Brew and 1 packet of GU Recovery Brew. This gives you a great chance to figure out what combination of each will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up throughout your workout or race.
Some other exciting news of GU is the new flavor gel...Mandarin Orange. I have already used a few of these on my workouts and I can tell you, they can't get these out fast enough. Unfortunately, they won't be out until July but keep your eyes open and be sure to give them a try...unless you keep reading and you might not have to wait.
As for the Gift from Me to You...I have a GU Sampler that I plan to give away. All you need to do is comment on this post and you are entered. It's that EASY and you get $35+ in free supplements!!! I will do a random number drawing and will contact the winner for your mailing information. There is a good chance...a definite possibility you will be receiving a few packets of the new Mandarin Orange gels to try out. Sorry I couldn't resist!!!
Raffle ends on Sunday May 30th at 11:59 PM. So have your comment submitted by then.
"GU Energy provided the Performance Energy Sampler free of charge for me to review and the opinions of this post are mine"