This is the first time that I've properly tapered for anything and what's been most interesting for me is that although I'm resting a lot more, I'm not necessarily feeling fresher.
In fact, I've actually been feeling tighter and more sore than I usual so if I were training - that is until yesterday, when I had an awesome 30 minute stretch session that got all of my knots out and left me feeling awesome.
I'm not 100% yet, but I don't think it can be overstated how important it is to stay loose during your taper. Keeping up some stretching and mobility work during your taper will definitely help how fresh you feel come race day.
Cerrando el año con la carrera más dura. Sin duda la que más me ha costado completar y por lo mismo, una de las mejores experiencias de carrera que he tenido.
Mucho aprendido sobre la bici este año.
Sin duda, lo mejor que me ha dado este serial, fue la unión con las demás competidoras quienes juntas han hecho crecer la categoría femenil, a través del apoyo y el compañerismo. Más que nada, se han convertido en un ejemplo de vida y de actitud que quiero seguir @cecicchp@demisvado@jonnajohnsen@addyposa@anach14 y ana arnaus
Por supuesto todo esto no sería posible sin el vehículo y agradezco a @krossbikesmx por la Moon 2.0 que me permitió conquistar terrenos.
I love to work in a way that makes it easy for my brain to stay creative, loose and stress free.
The children in my art class where using pieces of scrap paper yesterday to test out their posca paint pens and to get them going again. They made some unusual patterns with their marks and so I felt inspired (you could say bursting with excitement) to use them as background layers for some new pieces.
Half an hour of relaxed and joyful coloured pencil colouring later and I have a totally new background. No stress, no worries! .
Stay tuned to see what happens from here. ❤️
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Pre-running is done. Finally 😪. Rode all day for 3 days into the nights, for a total of about 700 course miles. The race is 800 miles 😧. It doesn’t seem possible to ride it non-stop, considering how painful and exhausting it was to ride 250 miles a day at a slower speed. To Ironman the Baja 1000 must be one of the hardest endurance challenges there is.
4 slow and easy with friends and 4 a little faster solo. Ran the 7th the fastest to make sure everything is firing correctly. I can’t say I’m at peak shape a week from Philly(seems like everything is aching lately) but I’m happy to be where I’m at after a busy year of races 🏃🏾♂️🎽
Treated myself afterwards to a couple of hours of therapeutic heat/steam rooms & sauna’s to sweat out any toxins and loosen up sore muscles. The silence and serenity was just what I needed 🙏🏽
Picked up this frisky kitty bead at the Gem Faire today. Was fun hanging with my bandmate June - check out her super cute dolly clothes at @flowerchildblythe - June handmakes adorable vintage style dresses (often using vintage fabric, buttons, rickrack). Every time she posts a new dress, I wish it was my size.
Meanwhile, did you know the first cat was cloned in China earlier this year?