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    Need more fitness!

    I've 10 days left till my toughest race of the season. An 80km, 2500 M of elevation suffer fest. What's my best bet for a fitness boost for the event?
    I read somewhere that it takes 10 days for the body to build fitness after the training so I better get cracking!
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    What your fitness level is at the moment is where you will be in ten days. At this point a crash course playing catch up in training will probably only hinder your race performance. Since this race is an endurathon (froms the sounds of it), I would actually start to ramp things down a bit and let your body and mind get some rest...assuming that you have been training all along. Plus come race day as many of us have experienced, it is amazing how much you can pull out of your ass when needed

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    You have 3 options:

    1. Ride an 80km & 2500M of elevation every day for 10 days
    2. Drugs
    3. Keep doing what you're doing and reap what you've spent all season building towards

    As it pertains to #3, rocdog is pretty much saying, "You haven't started tapering already?! You should."

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    I'd hoped to go on an epic ride today and then start tapering but my business is really busy and I can't get away early today. Maybe a 2 hour jog after supper is all I'll get and then I'll eat and taper for the next week. I did an endurance event on the 26th so hopefully that'll help. I didn't have any chaffing or hotfoot like I thought I might but I did have some cramping issues with my Hamstrings.
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    Cramping never good. How long was the last event?

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    I did an 8 hour XC race but only lasted 7 hours.
    A bicycle will take you to fantastic places....if you let it.


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    Epo

    Quote Originally Posted by 4212darren
    I've 10 days left till my toughest race of the season. An 80km, 2500 M of elevation suffer fest. What's my best bet for a fitness boost for the event?
    I read somewhere that it takes 10 days for the body to build fitness after the training so I better get cracking!
    as others have said, where you are now is pretty much where you're going to be in 10 days. no sense in going nuts trying to train, all you'll do is tire yourself out. keep doing what you've been doing and race as well as you can.

    good luck.

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    Hey thanks all. I'm not too worried about the race as I'll have a blast no matter how fast I'm going. For people who appreciate beautiful scenery this is gonna be tough to beat. I wonder why they call it the stairway to heaven?
    Check it out....www.bow80.com
    A bicycle will take you to fantastic places....if you let it.


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