Yesterday was the final stage of racing at the 2014 Breck Epic for Amy Thomas. Catch all of her stage recaps here!
It’s really hard to believe today was the last day. While I am relieved to no longer sleep in compression tights and eat boatloads of sugar throughout the day, I am really sad it’s over. This week of riding I will never forget, in part to not just the amazing amounts of hard riding, but to this great community that has formed over the week. I hope to ride again with so many new friends.
The final stage of the Breck Epic is one to really enjoy. Our women’s 40+ category was pretty secure in the overall time gaps so we rode together and enjoyed the stage. It was another spectacular Colorado morning and now that the race is over, I can finally say we had amazing weather all week.
We rode together at a comfortably fast pace through most of the day. After the ripping fun Gold Dust descent, it was a 6 mile climb back up Boreas Pass and then some more burpees at the summit for good measure. To say this week was great is an understatement. With the goal of just finishing to then landing on the podium with these two other amazing riders is beyond words. It’s fair to say this has been one of the best racing experiences of my life.
I’ve had an immense support system and would like to acknowledge these people for believing in the belt buckle:
Natalie and Sean you should be Breck Epic consultants. Thank you for all the beta, miles riding together, and confidence I could get to Day 6.
My best training buddies Eddie, Chelsea, Jacque, Julia, and Joel all the miles together made training that much more fun.
NoTubes not a single flat in tire eating rocks in over 200 miles.
Endurobites Beta Red pre-race drink and Endurobites on the bike
Ergon my happy hands the whole week
Elevated Legs squeeze pre and post race