This weekend I will be riding in the Orlando Tour de Cure. Last year I planned on cycling this as a century but I got really sick (103F temperature) and could not participate. This year I did not prepare myself for the century. I will probably be riding the 62 -77 mile race. It all depends on how I feel that morning and what my team plans on riding. Is anyone else planning to cycle this event?
I need this ride to boost my confidence for my upcoming Clermont 70.3. Last year Clermont's heat, humidity and hills kick my butt. Of the four 70.3s I did last year, Clermont was by far the toughest. I am a little scare of this race this year. Thankfully, they moved the race up a few months to avoid the horrible Florida summer heat. The feels like temperature for the race last year was 100-110F. This caused my knee and my lower back to knot-up and spasm. It also caused many people to have heat related sicknesses. Hopefully this year will be different.