Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Mitchell Countdown Begins ..

Believe it or not, The Assaults on Marion and Mount Mitchell are just around the corner. Most of you have been riding, climbing, and riding some more over the last couple of months, in the hopes that you’ll be able to dominate on May 20th. 

Most of you are probably done with the toughest riding by this point. Hopefully the rough weather over the weekend did not prevent you from getting some last-minute training. 

With 15 days to go, the time to start tapering is almost here. I recommend you read Peter Kay’s article about the 10-day taper. I followed it the last two years and it helped immensely. In the interest of tapering, I will ride a light metric (or maybe a full) century next weekend, and then wind down during the week.

There are a few things that’ll be coming in the blog to help prepare you for the ride. We’ll talk about the course so first-time riders will know what to expect. We’ll talk about preparing for the weather once we get a good forecast. We’ll talk about game planning for the ride, and hopefully we can say a few more words about fueling for such a large event.

Congratulations to all of those who have put in the effort to prepare for the Assaults. As long as you have done some training and prepare wisely, I have no doubt that you'll be successful.

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