My last week of training was pretty tough. I was shooting for 22 or 23 hours of solid riding. Add on top of that the core workouts, the yoga, and the heat...yep the heat. On Tuesday and Wednesday w/ some big hours on the schedule it was scorching. I was already a little fatigued from Jr. Mtb Camp and racing the Keewenaw Chain Drive. The heat did me in...I got too dehydrated and my body shut down. I had to take Thursday and Friday completely off the bike....kind of ruined my plans for finishing big...but as a coach I know things don't always go to plan and you have to adapt. So I did...I waited till my body was recovered and feeling good and then got back down to business. Sunday was a solid 3 hours and with a change in schedule a new opportunity presented itself. TOAD was in my backyard. An 80 mile road race!
|Driving the break w/ John Murphy - |
photo credit - Karl
After the race I cruised around for another 20 miles or so to make it 100 on the day. Then I went out and put the nail in the coffin on Tuesday with a solo 5 hour ride. By the end I was smashed and ready for a break.
I enjoyed watching the TOAD crit in Sheboygan from the sidelines. I built up my new secret weapon thanks to Bontrager and Shimano!
I started up with a new client coaching. I read a book. I cleaned some bikes. Andrea, Oscor the In-Laws and I went for a birthday picnic down by the lake. Just living it up and getting ready for the next phase of training...until then I'll be cold chillin'!
|My recliner just got sweeter!!!|