Decided to do this event about a month out because a good friend of mine and her spouse were training for it – so time is here and originally we set out to do the 62 miler…

I generally don’t look into to much details of an event and just go with the flow – but after picking up packets and noticed that the 62 miler stopped before the significant climb to the top of Alabama we made a last minute decision to keep going the extra 12 miles and hardest climbs to the top if we felt good at the turn around – well we felt good at the turn around ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

We continue the climb – “not again” and “oh shift” were teasers to the “3 mile climb” to the top of Mt Cheaha.

Well it was already hot in the south – and we were feeling it at the climb to the top – we saw so many people walking their bikes and cramping all over – many being taken away on the sag vehicles – but we were determined to climb and make the best of this trip. Happy to say we succeeded and had a blast !!! This event was a Gran Fondo Qualifier for a race in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น – I would actually love to come back and train better for the 100 – {84 was tough} – climbing to the top twice would def be a lot harder! It deserves the “hardest, hilliest, hottest race in the south”

If you are interested in more information on this race for your training – feel free to shoot me a message and happy to help guide you to train to do your best

๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ

***Found out after the race that I actually got First place ๐Ÿฅ‡ age group ๐Ÿšฒ nice little extra bonus ***

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