Before my husband has a heart attack I am officially – for real – promise – have my list ready – to start packing for my cycle trip to Austin. I am always known to be last minute at the packing stuff. Mainly I do this so that I will not over packed but because I need to make sure I do not forget any of the many necessities needed to cycle for an entire week I am going to remain task focused all day.
An email was sent out Monday from our Massage Therapist for the event that went like this:
Okay gang.... This time Renee' (your lovely massage therapist) has to reply. Water, water, water, water, and if that isn't enough..... Drink water. If you are not getting up at least twice during the night to tee tee :-).....you DO NOT have enough water in your system and sports massage is gonna hurt. The reason is that your skin will adhere to the fascia, and the fascia will adhere to the muscle and it's gonna hurt!!!!!! That means you are dehydrated. DRINK WATER.....NOT something that is mixed with water.....i.e. Iced tea. :-(....no no no!!! See everyone on Sunday!!!
In addition another email was sent out to address carbs:
If you are waiting until Friday or Saturday to start eating pasta for energy you will be starting too late. It will help, but you should be eating pasta and other high complex carbs every night for a week before the ride.
Since this is a multi day event (8 days total) I took it to heart and am doing what I am told. I am water logged and full of good complex carbs. Just a few more days now!
Here is a quick snap shot of my teams (YELLOW) schedule:
Sunday – roll out as a group at 3pm
Monday – 12am – 3am
Monday – 6pm – 12am
Wednesday – 12am – 6am
Thursday – 6am – 12pm
Friday – All teams join up and ride into Austin together
Saturday – Lance Armstrong 5k Run
Sunday – Lance Armstrong Cycle Event (60 miles)
Monday – FLY HOME!!
So that is it in a nutshell. Anyone that would like to follow us on our live tracker can do so on our event website at www.ridetoaustin.com . Click on “THE ROUTE” tab and the map will update to where we are at. I am riding on Team YELLOW.
THANK YOU ALL again for the support as I planned and prepared for this event.
Time to Roll....