Back at 9k

Wow it has been hot here in St George - 112F yesterday. We escaped up to the sweet cool 9k air at Navajo for the weekend again. It was toasty up there too. At this time of year I like to go up to a healthy elevation to do my threshold intervals. I get the cardiovascular benefits without hammering on my leg muscles too hard. I'll do my high intensity power reps down low at 2800 feet in St George where I need all the oxygen I can suck in to muster up the big watts. I blew away my best times up the Navajo Lake climb. Sign to sign my new best dropped from 13:22 to 12:35 - I'm coming into real season peak form - whooo.

We took Wesley's new bike with us so he could ride around the camp ground loop. We camped about 20 yards from the lake trail, we had rubber and Wesley used his broken record technique to perfection.

Mommy can I go mountain biking?

No, the Dr said not for a month

Mommy can I go mountain biking?

No

Mommy will you take me mountain biking?

No

Mommy can I go mountain biking?

No

Why not?

Because I said so

So will you take me mountain biking?

Well ok then just for a little ride - what a push over!

He was stoked and loved it! It was pretty cool to see that. He was awesome too. The bike is too big for him and he was cranking it - he was riding! We had to push the bikes up a steep bit and he only outweighs the bike by about 10 lbs but I didn't have to help him. He was spouting out all these hilarious one-liners. On the hike-a-bike I said "wow Wesley you're tough" and he shouts back "I'm tougher than you think" LOL. Then at the top he says "mommy I'm tougher than anything", gets on his bike and rides off.