LIZ GOES TO CAMP!

AND THEN GOES ON A HUGE, HONKIN’ COLORADO BIKE RIDE!

The famous Colorado Triple Bypass has 120 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. PCG Camper Liz Young attended the first camp of the season in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge. Upon returning home to Colorado, she completed this years DYI Triple Bypass.

Hello Hunter, Jill, Rickey, and Lee!

I wanted to express how much I learned and grew in just six days of riding at the camp. I felt comfortable having Rickey with me behind everyone else, and I never was embarrassed being the slowest one of the group. He made me feel secure in holding my own pace, and yet he challenged me to continue to push when I easily could have slowed down…or hopped in the sag! 

In just six days of training at the camp, I was able to do a last-minute ride of 120 miles with 10k of climbing – and was solid from start to finish.

Liz, 2020 Spring Road Camper

What I now realize is the real “proof” of the gains that I made happened just one week after camp ended. A friend told me about a self-supported ride he was going to do called the Triple Bypass, which is 120 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing. I decided to join him, as I was curious to test out my legs and see how they’d do. (The actual ride this year was canceled due to COVID).

The night before the ride I barely slept, as I was so nervous for what I committed to doing. What was I thinking? I had not properly trained for this ride! I have done this ride two times, however it was quite a few years ago. I was riding this just one week after camp, what if I hadn’t fully recovered?

To sum it up, my legs felt fantastic from start to finish. I was watching my power, and I knew when I reached certain numbers to back off, and that strategy paid off. I could not wait to see my data! Unfortunately the Garmin file has something wrong with it, so I am trying to convert it to a different form. (If you guys have any ideas on how to fix it, please let me know).

In closing, I wanted to send a thank you note when I got home last week from the camp. But before I was unpacked I was already repacking for the mountain ride! I am so glad I hadn’t sent it yet, as I have even more appreciation for coming to the camp – and I now know the gains I made. 

In just six days of training at the camp, I was able to do a last-minute ride of 120 miles with 10k of climbing – and was solid from start to finish. I think Dr. Suess’ phrase can sum this up, it just needs a few more words: “Oh the places you’ll go!”…by training with Peaks Coaching Group!

If you’re curious to see the route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3138950


Thank you!
Liz Young

2020 Spring Road Camper

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