I do Tantalus so often now, that I feel like I needed to add another blog label. I remember the first time I cycled up Tantalus, which was probably about 8 months ago. I wanted to cry the entire time and wanted to give up more than anything. The only reason I completed it was because my coach wouldn't let me and there were other people watching. It is reasons like this that I LOVE training with a group. I would never do half the things that I do on my own that we get to do with Boca. And everyone is so encouraging. Even if I am the last person up that hill, everyone coming down is smiling.
Last night we did Tantalus twice, then ran for 20 minutes. I got up in 43 minutes both times and don't have the death grip on my brakes the entire time down. I was still close to last, but who cares I still did it.... twice!
Song: The Clash, Rock The Casbah