I would say 90% of my biking and probably 80% of my running involve this same stretch of country roads set in a glorious valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains! These photos were all taken in my last two workouts Tuesday and Wednesday - a short bike and a short brick.
I am always happy to see the train, unless I'm in the midst of a critical interval!
I feel like I know half the cars I see and I get lots of waves, which I enjoy!
And there are plenty of cute critters - goats, sheep, cows, and horses - to say hello to.
When I race I often think about how I feel when I train here, on my home roads. This is where I have learned to dig deep, learned to relax, and felt the best. I just love it.
Time to board the plane.