Do you remember a previous post when I mentioned that my body must have been telling me something? Well it definitely was telling me something. I had been working so hard that week and not sleeping well. I rode Wednesday about 45 miles at tempo. Thursday I had a crappy ride and turned around. Friday I had a better ride. But by late Friday afternoon I wasn’t feeling well at all. By Saturday morning I had a full-on cold. I spent the week going to bed early, sleeping in and not riding. I kicked it in a week! But more importantly I strongly believe I beat the common cold by increasing my L-Glutamine doses from Aminopure.
It was my first cold of the season. I didn’t catch a cold after the Furnace Creek 508 in October. I didn’t catch a cold or flu when all my shop mates were sick through November, December, January and February but finally in March I got something. Again I strongly believe I owe my immune system’s strength to Aminopure!
ANYway I got a chance to do two hours on Saturday 3/24 and so I went to Torrey Pines in San Diego and did 5 repeats. A short ride but I wanted to see if I could ride at intensity since I am heading out to Death Valley for the Hell’s Gate Hundred. Hell’s Gate Hundred is a century in Death Valley with about 10,000 feet. It is a great event put on by the best organizers in the business AdventureCORPS.
I felt ok, actually much better than expected. I did the repeats at different intensities and different gear ratios. I think I will be in decent shape to complete the event but not too compete for the “win”. I guess I was just checking how much I was going to suffer knowing I wasn’t going to place well. 😉
Here is a summary of the repeats
Torrey Pines Outside 6:21 Normalized Power 321 4.7 w/kg
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