And what a train-cation it was!! Highly recommended! Despite the lack of a formal workout schedule I managed to trample over 400 kilometers of pure Aloha fun by foot and pedal. There was lots of interesting new terrain to explore, some amazing weather and stunning scenery - hence, most of the rides and runs involved a lot of stopping to gawk and take pictures (I will tell you it was to take pictures, but mostly it was to catch my breath).
I was also able to participate in two fun road races to remind myself how hard it is to run fast in Hawaii! The headwinds, heat and humidity are certainly very challenging and not something that I have been accustomed to during the cold, wet, soggy Vancouver winter.
One of the other *best* parts of train-cation is that the third required triathlon activity known as "swimming sucks" was relegated to fun swims only. Aimlessly following black lines in pools is strictly prohibited while on vacation.....only beach swimming with turtles and dolphins allowed!! And let me tell you, swimming doesn't suck nearly as much in lovely clear, blue water.
Some favorite pics from traincation!
|Amazing ride in Upcountry Maui with sweeping views over the west coast of Maui...
|Stunning vistas from the Munro trail in Lanai
|Our dolphin greeting in Lanai, hello hello!
|Awesome views of the West Maui Mountains
|Aah, the red dirt you can never remove from your runners....but worth it!
|Sometimes even P2s get beach breaks!
|Awesome place for a rest stop in Kapalua!