Preparations are complete for my 100 tomorrow, I’ve got my chain clean as a whistle, on it’s second hour of dry time before I lube it back up. I made sure to go through all of my gears on my ride today to affirm that no adjustments are necessary. I also picked up a handful of energy beans and a few Gu Roctanes at my local running shop.
I’ve got my clothes, gloves and shoes laid out and I’m about 16 ounces into a 32 ounce Gatorade…
The only thing left is dinner. There are a few things that I don’t mind messing with or changing around for a big event, a big night before dinner isn’t one of them so we’re swinging for the fence tonight… Big daddy’s bad, bad BBQ bacon burgers, a home grown garden salad and maybe some grilled potatoes.
There are a few things I’ll be doing different for this ride. I’ll be taking this one a touch slower overall. I’m still shooting for a 19 mph finish, I’m just not going to worry about getting into a 22-23 mph group. I also don’t have a Gatorade Prime to start with so I don’t know what I’ll do to replace that, maybe a pack of beans. Also with the cooler temps I’m leaving the Camelbak at home. No sense in carrying the weight, I won’t be sweating much until the last 30 miles or so. Also, I didn’t taper or take a day off before this ride. The idea is that I want to see if my performance changes much.