Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: ANT Club Racer, 2004 Trek 520
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Originally Posted by plodderslusk
What are your thoughts on this last 14 day period. Train hard or not at all, long rides, short rides any suggestions ?
The advice that I've been given by various folks is that the last 14 days is all about tapering. You are as strong as you're going to get for this ride. Stay fresh and don't get injured. If you need to obsess about something, focus on your packing.
Personally, I'm still doing my commute, but it's all regular pace and nothing intense. No intervals, no hard hill climbs (except for when I'm running late to home and need to cook dinner), no chasing unencumbered roadies. I did a 75 mile training ride on Saturday, and here's a 350k populaire scheduled for this weekend that I might do, but there's a bunch of us talking about riding it "undocumented" and just doing half of it. The full route is a loop from Boston to Springfield with a cookout at the midway point in Barre Falls, and a few of us are considering just riding to Barre and back, instead. We'll see.