June 27, 2013

The Tale Begins....GranFondo La Marmotte 2013!

La Marmotte - A Momentous Journey for Team Dave....

Chapter 1 - The story begins....
The famous race day has nearly arrived. Just one week to go. Over a year of intense training. Literally thousands of miles of pounding the pedals in rain, snow, ice, wind, occasional sunshine and the dreaded Turbo. Thousands of ££ spent on the lightest, fastest equipment - every gram counts. Meticulous training to Heart Rate Zones day after day - right zone, right cadence, right zone right cadence. Food - obsession..OCD...rice, pasta... carbs, carbs...weighing the food...tracking everything consumed..scanning every bar code for extra precision on nutritional content...must get the weight down, must get the weight down..Omega 3 fish oil...must get the muscles strong...big climbs to get up...huge climbs to get up! 60% carbs...keep the fat off.... 2.5 stone gone...no suits fit...no clothes fit!..crashes, broken bones, ripped limbs, exhaustion- total exhaustion, near-hypothermia..bonking and bonking...

So....

Now it's time to put it all into practice...the ultimate test...

Gentlemen Start your Engines....GranFondo La Marmotte 2013 has arrived....

Let the games commence....

The Place of Rest
SportHotel Beausoleil, Alpe d'Huez