Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fall Training Starts with Recovery and Getting Fat

After a long race season starting with winter training and then 34 races from early March to mid Sept, I am finally taking a break from riding and training. This Saturday, Justina and I will be heading to Tuscany for two weeks vacation. This will be our fifth year staying at Villa Fontelunga (www.villafontelunga.com) and we will also be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.

We fell in love with this region of Tuscany and really look forward to our return. It's very relaxing and we usually only go to our favorite towns: Sienna, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cortona, Pienza, Orvieto. Maybe this year we'll visit some places we've not been to before. We also look forward to eating and drinking great food and wine.

I won't be riding at all except for an occasional ride on rusty old mountain bikes or the stationary bike at the gym. I plan on eating/drinking a lot of great Italian food/wine so I'll be returning fat and out of shape. The best way to start fall/winter training.


Kyle said...

Yes get fat. No get obese so I can kick your butt. Or so I don't hear that you sat on the back the whole time talking instead of working hard at the front and telling me the race was easy. No more of that Ray.

I hope you have fun. I need to do something like that with my wife next year. She deserves it. I know you have the same situation with having a supportive wife with this sport that takes a lot of time and energy. Have fun and see you around.

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