The Gunnison Growler is T minus 8 days and counting. At 7 AM, one week from tomorrow, the longest race of the year (so far) will commence. I do not particularly want to drag myself out of bed at 3:30 AM to feed, so after reading Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes and chatting with Rick da man, we came up with a good plan. Liquid breakfast 1.5 hours before with about 500 calories, 100g of carbs, and 20g of protein. I tested out my nutrition strategy today and it worked well. I just have to make sure I don’t get behind on my liquid and gel intake.
A little tunage for the post.
I went up the bike path out of Boulder, up 4 mile to Sunset, up Switzerland trail to Gold Hill Rd, up Gold Hill Rd to Peak to Peak Highway, then went up to Brainard Lake, down Lefthand Canyon, up Lickskillet to Gold Hill and back home. The theme of this ride was “up.” About 4 hours, 60 miles, and 6000′ of climbing later, I arrived back home and made a beeline for the fridge. 🙂
Tomorrow will be a short and delightful day on singletrack. I love the weekend, especially when it’s warm and I get to play on dirt.