So I just went and did my last long simulation ride of the intermediate gravel plan. I did about 80 miles and about 8000ft with a couple hours of gravel climbs and some gravel bike friendly descents in there. It took 7 hours with a TSS of 392; I think it was a good representation of one day of my gravel event.
With an easy week coming up, I’m certain I’ll be super fresh (i.e. not still mentally scarred by the FRC intervals ) and push the envelope on all my personal records at least one day at my event.
But my event has 5 consecutive days of some tough gravel riding. Today’s ride was pretty tough. Could I do it consecutive days? It’s really hard to say. My approach to this race (to survive) is to eat and sleep as best as I can, employ some CBD, and try to present day by day. Could you share some other mind games or success stories that can help me imagine being successful?