It's been awhile since I posted a training update. Overall, training has been going very well. I'm feeling stronger, the workouts continue to get harder...I am really pushing the envelope of personal fitness! This month, the workouts focus on increasing intensity for longer periods of time and maximizing the amount of time spent on the bike at the level of power that we will be using on RAAM (tempo pace). Willie has been doing some RAAM simulation training (30 minutes on, 30 minutes off, throughout the night for four hours, etc.) and we are all participating in the PCH Randos 200k brevet next Saturday.
We just had a fantastic team meeting where we went over menu items. You can't imagine how long it takes to decide what you are going to eat for six days, keeping the menu varied, satisfying and appropriate for long distance cycling. Our list was two pages long, and I'm sure we forgot something!
On another note, I frequently get asked "so, what are you riding on RAAM?" Over the next week or so, I will post a couple videos highlighting some of the bikes we will be riding. Here's the first one:
And the second on one: