I know I haven’t really mentioned it on the blog very much but I am doing a century ride tomorrow. Sorry to leave you in the dark about so many of my life events because I don’t really share very much about my life, family and fitness with you, maybe I will get better at opening up;)
(Had to crop out part of my shorts. Great idea to wear blue shorts to the gym when you are a sweat machine, those shorts should never be allowed to leave the house again)
Guess what….I sincerely forgot about the ride this morning. My alarm clock went off and I stumbled to the gym with my eyes half closed and knocked out close to 4 miles on the treadmill with a side of elliptical.
As I was stretching out after my workout I realized I am REALLY sore. I did a yoga video yesterday (haven’t done yoga for a long time) which for some reason made my buns crazy sore and as sad as it sounds, my upper body is really feeling it from golfing yesterday. Yes, we only played 9 holes but if you look at the score card you will see that I swung that golf club close to 900 times.
When it comes to a marathon, I am the taper queen. I really enjoy cutting out my mileage, getting as much sleep as I can and eating bowl after bowl of pasta…..but for the century, I didn’t even think about tapering or reducing my activity at all before Saturday.
Any people out there that has done a long distance bike race….did you taper? Do you think it is important to taper for it?
Do you enjoy the taper or dread the taper before a race?