MINT is hosting our second marathon ride on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am to 11:00am. The first 45 minutes will be the regularly scheduled MINT Ride, and then the marathon crew will do another 75-minute endurance ride for a full two hours of grit, sweat, and cycling and racking up 20-30 miles on that bike. Oh – and we promise your PIQ stats will be Instragram-worthy.
Here’s what to expect:
• If you plan to join the 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 is the Breakfast of Champions.
• Arrive early to get your bike set up, monitor customized, PIQ activated.
• The ride will go for a full two hours. Stay for all, some, – it’s your ride!
• 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.
• 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 pain in your feet, muscle cramping, or chafing, so try to plan ahead and 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.
• You will be sore. Please stretch, foam roll, take a bath in Epsom salts, or pop 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!
• Hit up a MINT yoga class on Sunday, or take the day off. Just plan to avoid the crazy Marine Corps Marathon traffic on Sunday!
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