The water was nice but not too cool!
Saturday morning early, well before the crack
PBun hit the road for the Culpeper Metric – that’s not whack!
Arrived timely and was chatting with the folks in the next vehicle
Almost missed the start of her ride and forgot to start the workout – no bull!
Decided to stop at the first aid station –
Mile 8 where a port a potty was waitin’
There sue cued up her programmed workout
Was there three rounds of power intervals? Yep – without a doubt!
At the second aid station near the top of Etlan Road
Ran into a familiar face – Hampton from L4 practice, don’t you know?
When she got going she must not have been clipped in properly
Because her left foot popped out of the pedal you see!
She thought she was going to have to put a foot down and walk
But managed to get to the top and clip in – she did not have to stop!
Flying down the Etlan switchbacks in revers is quite a treat
They on past the ‘scary rest stop’ but didn’t have to stop there – sweet!
A nice stretch here to do one of her power intervals
And a recovery past the next aid station and Old Rag views, for sure
Happy to see the turn around and know that less than an Oly distance was left
Then hit the aid station this time – so she was not bereft!
There she caught up with Hampton again and met his friends
He’d done a couple of Ironman races with them!
Made a turn and knew the final aid station was six tenths of a mile ahead and
She SWEARS this is the longest six tenths of a mile EVER, understand?
The last of the ride was fairly smooth –
Seems to be a net downhill here, she was in a groove
A support motorcycle caught up to her in the last two miles
The guy on the back interviewed her briefly so she made sure to smile!
Rolled back into Mountain Run Lake Park...
Picked up her nifty finishers bottle opener, then headed straight to her car
Next it was over to the party for some watermelon and BBQ
Then hit the road so she could cruise by Moo Thru!
|Moo Thru was pretty yummy! PBun wants to go back for a visi!|
Once she arrived back at home
Had another hour to do on the trainer – no joke!
|PBun calls this Spinnertainment!|
Knocked that out then went for her transition run brick
But only 20 minutes was required, it went by pretty quick!
Meanwhile, KBun got in a long ride as well…
Just 65 rolling miles in on Route 301 – twas a thrill
This also included three good hill climbs
After, she might have been ready for bedtime!
The next morning KBun went on another ride
This time for two hours – she took it in stride!
Followed this up with an eight mile brick run
A little warm out there, but she got it done!
It would seem more swimming would greet some rabbits on Sunday -
CBun and STUR planned on another 100 100’s – no way!
It’s ‘FABBA Day’ so they figured why not?
BLUR also came and gave it all she’s got!
STUR decided to swim a different set than usual –
So 12 x broken 800’s plus 400 kept her motivated – beautiful!
All the rabbits finished strong and with a smile –
Thinking about the upcoming Swim to the Moon all the while.
Sunday morning, PBun had a long run to do
An hour and ten minutes that included six at marathon pace, too!
Explored a bit more outside of her own ‘hood
And knocked out her repeat, just the way she should
After she finished she literally had no time to waste
To get to Annandale Swim for Masters practice for Heavens sake
It was nice to swim with her original Masters friends
And she’s been invited to go back again!
|Always nice to swim at Annandale Swim & Tennis!|
That afternoon some rabbits gathered at Wolf Trap National Park for thePerforming Arts
It was nearly FABBA time – they could not wait for it to start!
|It was really warm waiting to get into the join!|
They waited in the hot sun for “hours” to get a seat –
Once they did there were no obstructions, which was pretty neat!
|Team Rabbit digs FABBA's costumes!|
One guy had on a shirt that wasn’t quite long enough -
They were just glad they couldn’t see all his cracktastic “stuff”
|Rabbits, happy with their view!|
So glad that FABBA sang Waterloo in English this time –
Maybe they had heard the Rabbits complaints in another rhyme!?
|FABBA, rocking replica 1974 Waterloo video costumes|
Of course, they sang some of SOS in Swedish
But STUR and PBun sang along with the words in English!
|FABBA was fabulous, of course!|
It was agreed it was a wonderful show
Happy to go back to see them every year, don’t you know?
|It's always nice under the stars!|