I used to race bikes and do other endurance sports over a decade ago and it was super fun. then moved to New York City for an all-consuming job and went deeper and deeper into a life I never asked myself if I wanted in the first place.
Well, made some big changes and looking to get back into it as it brought a lot of joy. So, I’ve reactivated my usac license and signed up for the high cascades 100 in Oregon.
It’s maybe uhh a bit much to bite off but I’ve been training and I think I can do it.
Today I did part of a 60 miler tuneup. I had to drop out at 40 mile mark otherwise I’d have missed my second vaccine appointment and I was not going to do that to my (really super super supportive) wife who really just wants us to get out of the house again.
Before I had to bounce, I got a pretty good picture of where I’m at. Started out with good power but then it and heart rate steadily dropped. I think this is partially pacing as I started out way too hot, but also I think comes down to preparation: I’d been doing below lt1 distance and above zone 5 intensity, because I thought Vo2max was a weakness, and I think maybe I took it too far and got a bit too fast in the sharp end. So I’m thinking about going back to tempo, strength training and threshold blocks and really focusing on TTE.
oh song skills were RUSTY