I recently had a coaching consultation with Lynda Wallenfels. Lynda is a premier endurance athlete, and she is happy to share her knowledge and experience as a coach. It was an eye opener for me. Lynda has seen me ride in a couple of endurance events, and she was able to observe some key things that I was doing that were hindering my performance. I was surprised at how detailed she was in her observations. We talked at length about every aspect of endurance racing, from perspective, to goals, to attitude, nutrition, pacing, cadence, and results. It was well worth the time and money. If you are looking for some objective feedback on your racing, I highly recommend speaking with Lynda.
The E50 is right around the corner. I expect the field will be big, and the competition steep. Just like the climbs. The weeks since the E12 have been good. I feel rested, both mentally and physically. I have set PRs up the Provo side of the Alpine Loop and up South Fork road. I am enjoying the process of training as much as I am racing. I think that is a good sign.
Endurance racing is a journey. It is grueling and painful, yet rewarding beyond any athletic pursual I have ever encountered.