"I completed the Breck Epic this past Friday August 16 and am now home and recovering and would like to maintain my fitness level to do a 60km single day race Sept 21... What do you think?"
"You need more recovery now than you expect to capitalize on all that fitness built at BE and be in peak form for Sept 21. You are carrying a season full of fatigue here not only BE. Recovery from races takes longer in the fall than it did in the spring for all athletes and Breck Epic was a big one."
Being that I've now raced three stage races in the past three months, one can assume that I am carrying a lot of fatigue. With the Shenandoah Mountain 100 on the not so far horizon, I was concerned.
I got the following sage advice from Lynda (for free, BTW):
"Just kick your feet up and rest until then and you'll be fine."
"Stick with the stuff your body has adapted to."
My body has adapted to being mistreated inside and out, so I guess I should just continue the mistreatment. Kicking up my feet? How about a trip to the zoo with the family instead?
I see potential flabongos.
Faster Mustache was on the scene to make sure the action was legit and that all the tarck cyclists met the USUC regulations and requirements.
And BTW, what are these?:
Home late, early wake up, trip to the mountains Sunday. Hardly "kicking my legs up," but whatever.
I'd rather be somewhere else. Although, this only happens on Farlow*:
Something like no miles ridden, some chunder-gnar slain, and then beers at the Pisgah Tavern before the long drive home.
So just like kicking my feet up, and then down, and then up, and then down... just attached to pedals some of the time.
*For the record, Kurt went back and cleaned this precipitous drop on his second attempt. It just didn't look as cool.