To really enjoy and hit goals at an endurance race (like #ParkCityPoint2Point), you have to be prepared. That`s just what you`ll learn about if you listen in to this roundtable, and both @off_the_mountain_strength and @kcyclingcoaching will have additional opportunities if you are interested in taking yourself to the finish line with programming options for this spring and summer.
More details to come! Live roundtable May 9th, 4PM here on the socials.
Living our best life in Brian Head and Park City earlier this month. Got to watch my brother crush 80 miles and 11k of climbing in the Park City Point 2 Point. The heat was brutal. In support of his 7 hour pedal, I took a very long nap. . . .
Introducing one of our newest brand ambassadors kellyhoff_ ! A young rising star, Kelly recently achieved a personal best at the Park City Point 2 Point 75-mile endurance race parkcitypoint2point … #mtblife #mtblifestyle #bikelife #parkcitypoint2point
After the Shenandoah cancellation, I was able to quickly pivot into the Park City Point 2 Point to scratch that racing itch. Started out racing super strong but sustainable and picked off some of the back of the pro field by Feed 1. Continued with the same pace to finish out the remainder of the climbing after a quick bottle swap to build a bigger gap on the riders I passed on the Deer Valley climb. Once I hit Feed 2, I was told somehow I had passed dawntoduskmtb without ever seeing him leaving only two possibilities: I made a wrong turn or he did since my GPS never had a sustained off course warning.
Pushed that thought out of my head and started the last big climb until the race leader for my age category passed me. After they told me what mileage/elevation they had, I knew I had missed a turn and about 2mi of the course. At that point, I was still pedalling hard but the racer mentality was gone knowing I would get a DNF on the day and I would miss the opportunity of a strong finish in a stacked field with an age category podium. At the finish, I talked with the race director and self reported the course cut. The wrong turn ended up being a 4 way intersection where I was supposed to go right, do a loop and then continue where I took a left. It`s painful to miss a strong finish and podium on a GPS/course mark issue and not a performance issue but I think it`s better than knowing you cheated the course and came out ahead of other riders.
Overall, P2P is a good race with a ton of fun and tough singletrack. It sucks to know you`re out of the running but still being able to finish the race with some power and speed but no cramping is a silver lining. Learned some things for the next one in October and have a hard training block ahead from dawntoduskmtb to finish out the summer race season.
The #PCP2P2022 was maybe probably definitely the hardest endurance race I’ve ever done. 77+ miles, 10,000+ feet of climbing, and over 12 hours of saddle time. But, g_lindskog25 and I finished - which took about everything I had. That, however, would not have happened if it wasn’t for laurensamuels (!!!), jdsam, larnold188, kith_mcnabb, alexoseland, cne72, heidihoov, davidbsamuels
parkcitypoint2point done and dusted, literally still dusting things 😂. This is one of the hardest races all year being 78 miles long with 11k of vert almost entirely on single track. Extremely hard, very rewarding, beautiful trails/mountains, and somehow amazingly fun!
I had the most amazing support crew anyone could ask for. One of the highlights of the race was my 8 year-old daughter taking her job very serious holding my replacement pack asking me when I was ready for it and what else she could get me. 😁
Overall I had a decent day finishing 21st and possibly more impressive was nailing my nutrition thanks to thefeedme, since I use a variety of brands products #thefeed has been such a great partner getting ready for these big events. In race I had 6 liters of water mixed with firstendurance EFS Pro, 4 GU electrolyte pills, 5 guenergylabs Roctaine Gels, 2 scienceinsport 75 mg Caf Gels, and 6 sleeves of blocks(mix of Gu, Clif, and SiS).