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.
(Read Granfondo.com's preview of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies)
(Catch up with all of John's training HERE)
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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