This weekend was my first official weekend of IMCdA training and it’s off to a good start. There is a group of seven Outlaws who will be doing CdA and four of us hit the double secret bike route that we will be training on in order to crush the bike this year. This route contains a lot of climbing and a nice long flat to time trial. The beginning of the bike starts with about a 6 mile long downhill followed by about 10 miles of flat with a bunch of shorter climbs in the middle followed by another 10 mile flat and ending with a 6 mile climb, which is a real grind.
The coolest thing about this route is that the middle section containing all the repeated shorter climbs is the section that can be extended quite a lot so we can do this route as a 48 mile ride all the way up to a 110 mile ride and the amount of climbing is always insane.
This weekend we started things off with a 48 mile bike with 2944 feet of climbing followed by a 4 mile run. Sunday I headed out for a 16 mile trail run with fellow Outlaw Mighty Mike that included 1598 feet of climbing, it was a tough weekend but tolerable. I think it’s going to be a good year!