We are 8 days into May, the month of GFNY NYC Championship.
In exactly 2 weeks, I will be lining up with 5,000 riders from over 90 countries in the George Washington Bridge to ride 100 miles with over 8,000 feet of climbing.
At this time last year, I was so nervous. Originally, I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to finish. After doing the entire course with the GFNY Training Rides , I gained too much confidence, even thinking that I could finish the race in under 7 hours. Oh, silly me…what a rude awakening I had!
This year, while the nerves never disappear, I’m feeling better, stronger and more confident. With last year’s experience under my belt, this year I have a defined strategy of not only how to approach the race but also how to approach my nutrition and hydration during the race. Having the support of Science In Sport has allowed me to not have to worry about race day nutrition and making sure that I’m properly fueled throughout the entire race. Before the big day, I will share with you my strategy to tackle a Gran Fondo or any sort of long distance event.
According to Strava, this year I have doubled the amount of miles that I had at this exact time last year. While I haven’t been able to ride as much as I would have liked, I’m still in a better position. My goal is to finish under 7 hours.
What’s your goal?