Yes, its really that hot here--today anyway. Frost on Sunday and Monday, beach weather today. See why we get so frustrated with the weather here?? Its always on our minds. As athletes, its something we have to take into account every day. I keep thinking of how easy it was in Mexico this past winter, just to get up, get dressed in shorts, and go run. And later go for a swim in the Carribbean. We're lucky if its warm enough in Lake Michigan to swim in July! And I know some of you others in the north and my Canadian friends have the same problem. Does it make us better athletes? Maybe tougher, not sure how much better.
Personally, if I could ride or run whenever I wanted, or almost whenever, I think I would be a better athlete. Not having to stay inside in the winter (I know that's a choice I make, but I'm pretty sure a lot of us northerners spend at least some time inside), I'm pretty sure my biking skills would be far better with a little more continuity throughout the year.
So let's get on with the training! It looks like we are actually going to get a decent weekend here and I for one intend to get some serious riding in! Good luck to all those racing! Hope you get great weather and have great races too!