On Saturday, May 6 MINT is offering a MINT Marathon ride from 9:00am-10:30am. The first 45 minutes will be the regularly scheduled MINT Ride, and then the marathon crew will do another 45-minute endurance ride to get to 26.2 miles. Sound fun? Sound crazy? Sound like the challenge you’ve been looking for?
Here’s what to expect:
- If you plan to marathon, be sure to register early for class.
- Wear your most comfortable, sweat-wicking clothes.
- Bike shoes and shorts are strongly recommended.
- Bring a water bottle AND a bottle of electrolytes.
- Get plenty of sleep and avoid any foods & beverages that may upset your stomach the next morning. Go ahead and carb load!
- Eat breakfast. Banana peanut butter toast the Breakfast of Champions.
- Arrive early to get your bike set up, monitor customized, PIQ activated.
- The ride will likely take 90 minutes total.
- The first 45 minutes of class will be a normal MINTRIDE class with surges, climbs, sprints, and intervals.
- In the second half of class, we will settle into a steady endurance pace.
Note to Self: You already do 12-16 miles in a normal 45-minute MINT Ride class. Another 10.2 miles won’t kill you, but it will be a serious challenge. Together, we can do this!
- We will have multiple instructors to coach, cheer, and help us all ride as one MINT Marathon team. Bring that positive energy!
- You may experience any pain in your feet, muscle cramping, chafing from your heart rate monitor strap, so try to plan ahead or prepare yourself to carefully and closely monitor your level of discomfort.
- You may absolutely get off the bike during the ride to use the restroom, change your socks, stretch out your legs.
- You will be an exhausted, sweaty mess. Pack clean comfortable clothes, fresh socks and/or your favorite flip-flops.
- Your muscles will be inflamed and sore. Please stretch, and consider foam rolling, taking a bath in Epsom salts, or taking an anti-inflammatory to help with pain and stiffness.
- Pack a snack. You’ll likely burn upwards of 1,000 calories. Snacks, snacks, snacks. And then maybe a big lunch and a nap!
Tempted? Have questions? Have a favorite song you want us to play, or a drill you really want to do? Come chat to Nikki on Saturdays or message me on Twitter @NikkiMueller!
By: MINT Cycle Instructor, Nikki Mueller