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Livin’ Swiss!

Hey I have been here in Leysin for 1 week now and its gone by so freaking fast as I have been having a great time training, eating great food and catching up with my teamates!

A typical Swiss morning start with a cup of coffee with Scotty and a baggette!

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This is a pic from outside our appartement, can you guess which one we are? Im not sure which flag I should put up there? Canadian flag? Quebec flag? Or Philippines flag?

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The great thing about this little mountain top village, is that the swim pool is about in the middle so its a close walk from everywhere! Its about 4-5 min walk from our place so me, Scotty and James walk together!

James doesn’t only run fast, he walks fast as well!

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Another great thing about Switzerland is all the water fountains everywhere flowing with cold fresh mountain water =)

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After our swim, and more coffee and bagettes, we meet at the Subaru garage before starting our descent!

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WARNING about this ole man around the hill, hes a DANGER to all cyclist!

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This is a cool shot I got out of our balcony, its a helicopter hauling a little Swiss chalet!

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Scotty is getting ready to fly to Nice for Ironman France next sunday! Hes been in great spirits and fitter than ever!

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This is a very ugly site, I know some tri geeks are going to cringe from this traumatic and graphic photo, but atleast James walk away only with a few bumps and scratches…Thank godness for the vignette =)

Whats that saying, shaken but not stirred!

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Anyway, from all the exitement in this new week, I got a little sick and been feeling pretty cold very often because well, I have been living in Asia for a while! The swimming as been challenging because of the altitude and I have to get used to those things called warm ups and warm downs.

I dont practice those on my own…We must be doing these because of the cooler weather and to sneak in extra miles!

The ridding has been spectacular, I love ridding in Europe, well not when its cold and wet, but the rest of the time, the terrain is souper challenging and theres always other cyclist on the road :) THe roads a pretty smooth and I dont have to have to buy water EVER!!

The run, we have been doing quite a bit of intensity, which will do me good, down the road, thats for sure! Im the slowest runner of my group, which means I dont have anything to lose and all to gain! I have some very experienced and sucessfull training mates who keep me in my place ;)

Heres a pretty Swiss sunset!

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Oh and of course, I miss my little Joyette soooooo MUCH and I even mist her birth day…

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