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Kaloko Climb

Posted Sep 11 2009 4:54pm








Today was a good day in Kona. To start the day we did a 3hour ride including a repeat from the Queen K up to Kaloko Road and up to the top of the mountain. The start of the climb is pretty relaxed till you hit Kaloko road, then its about 7miles up from there taking you to 5,000feet pretty fast. There are some steep climbs with the last mile being around 17%grade. I took king of the mountain honors but Justin Climbed well too for his size and gearing. I was really trying to hit Lances time he did after a 4hour ride and i was near however i am going to change up my cassette next week and give it another crack. Its scary how fast Lance is after doing this climb after a long ride and preseason, i hope he recovers from his crash so we can see him in the tour.
After a fast descend to the near by high school track we started into a track session of 8x800m. It felt a lot easier than 8x1mile(we did last week), however i could feel the climb for sure. We all ran fast and then we had a long cooldown spin back to our homestays.
Tonight we met up with the Kona masters squad for a good session followed by a lot of drill swimming, we thought it was going to be recovery 1hour45 minutes later and seeing the stars it was time to leave.( who ever spread the rumor it was an easy workout that wasn't funny!) Off to bed.
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