Just under two weeks until Madison. That last two weeks of training has been tough, challenging and most of all – exhausting.
A couple of posts ago I talked about my plan for the final two weeks. It had some high points, some low points, but I got through and am ready to rest and heal before the race.
I don’t want to place to much confidence/hope in how my final workouts went because unless I execute on race day it’s all for naught. Blake Becker has a good write up of things running through my mind right now.
In other news, I ordered a set of tires. I purchased a pair of Vittoria Chrono’s for race day. They are reportedly a bit “fragile”, but incredibly fast – especially compared to my current Conti Competitions. According to a few things I’ve read, the conti’s give up ~10-15 watts. That’s a LOT. I’m thinking through my flat plan a bit more given my luck this year and the fact that Matt got a flat at Louisville yesterday. I think I’m going to supplement my spare+razor strategy with a can of Pit Stop.
And I’ve got two opportunities to practice changing a tubie fast when I put the new tires on!