Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tour de France

Today we had the incredible opportunity to watch the Tour ride through the Pyrenees. We drove the van near the base of the second last climb and rode our bikes to the top. It was definitely the steepest and hardest climb I've ever done. Our enormous backpacks didn't help either. I can't imagine those guys going up twice our speed after riding already for 4 hours! Kyla and I decided that we are never doing the Tour de France. ever. We did get lots of cheers on our way up though!



We were at the top of the Port de Pailheres. It was definitely worth the climb as we had a great view from the top and could see the riders and team cars winding their way up the mountain.



The coolest part was seeing Lance Armstrong live in person!


Kyla and I got some caught some pretty cool hats that were being thrown from the caravans.


This was definitely the highlight of the camp so far! I can't believe we only have 3 more days here before heading to London. We've done some really good work and my running is feeling better that it has in a long time. It's been a great 3 weeks and I'm really looking forward to racing next weekend!

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

PAULA!!! I'm so happy for you. This is the greatest news. I don't even know what to say.
LOVE YOU!
Lindsay

Tich said...

You are the greatest. What a hero.