Monday, September 26, 2011
At my bike fit, Isaac helped me and he really shortened my reach, adjusted my seat height and position, and tweaked my handle bars. Let me tell you on my 50 mile ride I felt like I was on a new bike, I felt great. I looked down and was like, wow we've gone 10 miles already - usually I'm like oh geez how have we gone only 3 miles, it feels like 10. I had no pain in my back, numbness in my feet, and didn't get any shooting pain in my ankles like I did on my 40 mile ride. Something that Issac said during my bike fit really stuck with me, he said, "it shouldn't hurt to ride your bike" which really resonated with me. I said I thought your back should feel sore after bike riding and that you would have some discomfort...and why because that's all I've known on my bike. Ironically this is the same thing that I encounter with people when they tweak their diet and go Paleo, they realize that all these little things that used to plague them clear up - like headaches, stiffness in their joints, being tired after eating a big meal, stuffy nose in the morning, etc. All this is "normal" so when you change to a Paleo based diet you get the same feeling that I experienced when I got my bike fit!
My Taper Plan:
Monday - tempo pace run, 5miles 40:40 (about an 8:12 mile pace)
Tuesday - Crossfit WOD -- may have to scale depending on what it is
Wednesday - REST
Saturday - REST and hit up the race expo!
Sunday - RACE!!!!