Cape Epic - you've heard of it, an 8-day torture fest in Africa. Well, I've got an athlete racing in it and we're putting the final touches on his training plan. It's a pretty good challenge since pretty much every day after the prologue is over 100 kilometers on the mountain bike! Big names come to the race - Absalon, Brentjens, Chiotti, etc...but I think it's the guys who have real jobs and responsibilities that make it a truly EPIC (dear gawd, feel free to kick me) event. Just look at the stage profiles:
|What most people ride on a typical MTB ride...|
|70 Miles of fun!|
|Knife Edge Looking Thing, eh!?|
Next up we have the World Duathlon Long Course Championships in Zofingen Switzerland...this one is pretty big too - 10K Opening Run, 150K Bike Leg and a final 30K run! North of 8 hours! Here is my guys bike file from last time:
|5 Hours at 0.87 IF!!|
Here is a video done by a pro guy:
I didn't ride today...carpet cleaning took the focus away, but I'm hoping to make up for it tomorrow with a long long one before the Early Bird Series kicks off...