Friday, November 02, 2007

Back to reality...

I am glad to be back in San Diego and getting back into some what of a normal routine... and also glad the offseason is now in full swing. There will be no "training" in November, but I will still S/B/R but only when I feel like it and nothing at all hard. I need to rest after what was a long season.

I am going to post next week a kind of review of my season and what I learned. I also have some big plans for next year.

I want to take a minute just to say thanks for everyone that supported me over the course of the season. There is no way I could have raced at the level I did with out them. Here is a list of a few, but is by no means a complete list of everyone that helped me.

My family - they are awesome. They have been very supportive of my racing/training since day one. The fact that they got t-shirts made for the Cali 70.3 made that said "Team Walsh" says it all.

Me and my parents enjoying a cold beer after the race in Richmond.

Jim Vance - Over the course of the last 2 years Jim has guided me and provided me with all the information/advice/training plans I need to be successful. I am not an easy person to coach but he kept me in line and was always willing to help or offer advice.

*check out his new blogs. He now has 3. Training, coaching, tech review. His latest post on his coaching blog is about rest and how important it is. It cites my race and prep in the final week before Maui as an example.

B&L - All the guys and girls at the shop kept my bikes running perfectly and got me all the gear I needed. Thanks Dan B., Elliot, Matt, Gordon, Julia, Micah, Dan R, Ryan L, & Anna.

Beth - for dealing with my gnarly schedule and being just as crazy as me.

Trevor Glavin - for kicking my ass on a regular basis, keeping me motivated, and giving me a ton of killer advice.

Tom O'brien - for always dropping me on the bike, a killer place to crash in AZ, and offering me fig newtons in the middle of a race... seriously.

Cody Waite - for giving me tons of advice on training and riding... and just for just having a killer first season as an Xterra Pro.

I would also like to thank the sponsors that helped me out this year B&L, NUUN , Mafia Racing, Wicked Fast Sport Nutrition, and Ergon.

That's it for now. Here's some photos from the Halloween party and the day after the race.

Me and Beth as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know... I make a hot chick.

Our Halloween/Xterra Post race party crew.

Me and Beth on the beach in Kaanapali.

Lunch in Kaanapali. Fresh ceviche... so good!

more lunch... Ono fish tacos.

Good Beer with lunch.

Cheap beer on the beach after lunch.

Snack attack at the airport waiting for the flight home. I love french fries!

and yep... I killed the whole thing (with a little help from Beth). Welcome to my offseason.


Beth said...

the basket o' fries "accomplishment" wasn't even as impressive as the airplane liquor bottle collection amassed on the post-fries flight...i was impressed how you stared down the flight attendant giving us DIRTY looks with another "two more bottles of jack, please"..not even a flinch.

erik said...

kick back and sip the cold ones man. you deserve it!

Paul said...

Welcome back! Nice end of season recap. Man I miss Hawaii, can't wait to get back there next year. Ono's my favorite fish... See you around.

Benson said...

It sounds good to be you right now. Again, congrats on your great race.
What? More pictures of food and drink?, I love it.

Rachel said...

Great pics! Enjoy relaxing a bit. I love the Halloween costumes! Cute idea!