My post-ride recovery from the Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge was fine— happy legs. Not so the infection, which made for a miserable week. Cipro antibiotic seems to be killing it, but having only 10 weeks of training which I had targeted for the last few pounds and some serious VO2 Max efforts— well it’s not a lot of time.
I took a look at some self portraits after last year’s Everest Challenge and I’ve concluded that I still have 3-4 pounds of body fat to lose for race weight. Half of that was supposed to have disappeared during Alta Alpina (I believe it did), but recovering from this infection I made sure to eat more than enough, so I’ve undone the weight loss of Alta Alpina in eating to stay strong while beating illness.