Secret weapon No. 1: Kumara & Espresso.
Where? Plastic bag tucked into my bike shorts. One each side with Himalyan rock salt. Easy access while I am cycling!
Best advice: Wait as long as possible to have the caffeine – burn out otherwise VERY likely!
Lesson this week? Chill out. Close call with a school bus on Mangawhai Road – I ended up in the ditch but am injury free. Puts everything in perspective.
Favourite day this last week? Yesterday – taper started!
Secret weapon No. 2: Sleep. Try sleeping 13 hours and see how you feel (only relevant if you really need it). All the Podcasts suggested this is the best treatment. Now I believe them.