::Traveling Spring, BC wine country::

Most of my winter is spent looking and tracking weather, with it being typical West Coast rain I headed to my favorite spot.  The Lakeside Resort is my go to spot for early season training, and is also at the start for the Oliver half ironman that usually starts the long course triathlon season of in British Columbia.

The set up, -Lakeside also has every type of accommodation-cabins hotels-camping and rooms-summer kitchens

The set up, -Lakeside also has every type of accommodation-cabins hotels-camping and rooms-summer kitchens

Looking down on Oliver about a mile up from the bottom.

Looking down on Oliver about a mile up from the bottom.

 

Swim start for Oliver Half ironman is right off the side of the campsite.  Seen right here...

Swim start for Oliver Half ironman is right off the side of the campsite. Seen right here…

Left after work Friday at about 5:30 and was set up and having a beer by 10.  Weather wasn’t looking too warm Saturday, but Sunday was looking a lot better.  Got up early Saturday and headed to the Golden mile trail for some Billy goat hill/ trail run.

Start of the Golden Mile trail- 10km loop with some serious climbing.  You park at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard

Start of the Golden Mile trail- 10km loop with some serious climbing. You park at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard, then head straight up -reminded me of Tramway in Palm Springs

 

Made a wrong turn because the signage is misleading but the better views where South

Made a wrong turn because the signage is misleading but the better views are South

Coming back down after a climb, wasn't impressed with this trail since the loop was on the road.

Coming back down after a climb, wasn’t impressed with the trail since the loop was on the road and signage was pretty bad.  Added a few more miles to get more foot time.

After the Golden mile trail, we headed out for a ride on the half iron bike loop through the vineyards.  Loop is about 40-45 km and has parts of the Challenge Penticton course but in reverse.  Pretty fun little loop that keeps you out of the mountains if it looks like its snowing…which it looked like it was!  Did a few loops with some extra jam at the end and then called it a day.  Sundays run was along the water channel heading straight south, flat and perfect to lay down some hard miles.  We did about 15 miles out and back, if your looking for a long run without a single traffic light or car-this is the best it can get with unlimited mileage. Headed back after the 15 miler and a shower with my Everyman Jack shower kit, then a 4 hour drive home.  Next trip with be Florida for some 70.3 racing.

Bike fuel was with EFS, and run hydration was with Cytomax.  I am also using LG gels on my long runs too.

Bike fuel was with EFS, and run hydration was with Cytomax. I am also using LG gels on my long runs too.