Tahoe Training Takeaways

In the homestretch with one more cycling session this week, and 4 next week (12 total) in the final seven days of training for America’s Most Beautiful Ride.

I CANT BELIEVE I’M ALMOST THERE!

The spectacular scenery, the challenging ride, the once in a lifetime experience, the breathtaking beauty and much more have me reveling in excitement to experience Lake Tahoe from a bike, but the work I have done to date, and the commitment I have kept for the ride mean more to me.

HERE IS WHAT I HAVE DONE / WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM THIS TRAINING AND HOW I CARRY THESE LESSONS THROUGH MY LIFE: 

  • Be ready
  • Prepare
  • Do it
  • Stick to the plan
  • Adjust
  • Block chatter
  • Do your best
  • No regrets
  • It’s all for a reason
  • Fuel your mind and body for performance
  • Be strong
  • Don’t panic
  • Embrace courage
  • Get through it
  • Don’t quit, but re-direct if you must
  • Doing something big or small is highly achievable when you break it down into increments
  • Find your own personal formula
  • Get better
  • Do things that make you grow and shine

These things are what I thought about during today’s  3×10 minute intervals inside a 90 minute ride.  

 

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I also learned, since I’ve trained to the best of my ability all I can do now is go and do this!  According to my cousin Jon, yeah he’s an Orthopedic surgeon at Southside Orthopedics, and we’ve done a couple Triathlons together, what I need to do is go and have fun!   Additionally he said “Get your butt ready for 4 hours on the bike and take breaks when you need to, enjoy Tahoe and not to worry about altitude because what does worry do anyhow.” Thanks Jon!  You the man!!!

 

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SO that is my scoop for week 11 of training… for the moment I leave you with this….

 

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Keep growing and shining your light on the world.

xo

Carpe Kefi!

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