With my Mavic Haute Route Rockies training done and dusted I start pulling together all the gear to get me through the event. Doing a week-long, point-to-point race requires a bit more logistical planning than your average every-day gran fondo.
Thankfully the Haute Route folks take care of many basic day-to-day needs (lodging, luggage transportation, breakfast and lunch), but each rider is charged with bringing what they need to have a great race. So, in my case that means making a list - or four.
Now, I just need to convince my wife to play Team Director, Chef, Soigneur and Photographer for the week - of our anniversary.
"Hey babe, how about we head up to Colorado. Just the two of us. It will be fun."
She just rolls her eyes.
WEEKLY TRAINING TIDBITS
ELEVATION GAIN: 19,650
TRAINING TUNE: WHAT YOU NEED, INXS
DAYS TILL MAVIC HAUTE ROUTE ROCKIES: 4
TARGET POWER TRAINING ANALYTICS FOR STAGE 1:
- CHRONIC TRAINING LOAD 136
- ACUTE TRAINING LOAD 104
- TRAINING STRESS BALANCE +32
LOOK FOR DAILY STAGE UPDATES BEGINNING SATURDAY!
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