Monday, September 14, 2009

The Verdict Is In

We decided.

Where it all begins . . .

As promised, we had The Talk.

Actually, it was an on-going dialog that continued for several days, rather than one discrete discussion.

The decision was probably a foregone conclusion, but we still talked through the pros and cons of racing Leadville again in 2010 versus taking a year off and waiting until 2011 to give it another try.

In the end, we decided to go for it.

Which makes Phil very happy.

I’m . . . ambivalent.

I intend to take it pretty easy over the next 6 weeks. I hope to work out enough to keep at least some base fitness, while allowing my body to recover from the long season.

It is a delicate balance, but I know it is important to get both my mind and my body ready for another round of disciplined training.

In the meantime, I’m sitting here eating tortilla chips and drinking a beer. I could easily get used to this off-season lifestyle. . .!

. . . and ends.


  1. Congratulations on the big decision. I didn't have much doubt on what you would decide. Enjoy your recovery time fully!!

  2. WOW!! I think I've said this before: you two are amazing. As long as the periods of enjoying it last longer than the bouts of hating it all, you're on the right track for yourselves. (Besides, Phil needs his chance at the LION). Peggy

  3. Awesome news. See you next year.