Twelve days and a wake up (barely since the Super Shuttle picks me up at 2:50 am) and I am riding the Eastern Mountain Tour. I will send out the itinerary and a link to this blog this coming weekend. I pack my bike and send it to the start on Friday. I get the final tune up tomorrow.
Tapering has been going well. My legs feel much stronger as the fatigue is worked out. This morning my fatigue is -0.4 (TSB) and my fitness is still very high at 116 (CTL). But I still expect and want that to change. I will do only three serious rides this week. Probably all will be 3,000 feet climbs with either rest or recovery days for the balance. I would like to hit a TSB of +10 and a CTL above 110 but 100 would be great.
I have been having a lot of trouble with my CycleOps Joule 2 computer. The battery is supposed to last 20 hours but I have only been getting about 9. CycleOps sent me a new battery which didn't do anything. After formating the Joule the Joule is really acting strange. CycleOps is sending me a new one. Whatever you have to say about the products at CycleOps the people there are terrific.
Weekly summary: Total training time 19 hrs, miles 244, TSS 837, KJ 7665, and total climbs 14,500 feet.