*Didn't get a photo of Tuesday... *
I didn't take the best photos, but it was all delicious. And all of it - gluten-free! This was wonderful, and you better believe I took advantage of the "bottomless" coffee!
If you are not physically prepared for descents on race day, the effect will be twofold. First, damaged muscle fibers caused by early downhill miles in the race will negatively affect the latter portion of your race. Your legs will feel heavy and tired well before you reach the finish line. Damaged muscles don’t perform as efficiently as healthy muscles. In the hours, days, and perhaps weeks after the competition, you will experience delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which will impact your post-race recovery and return to normal training.