Back feeling better; TDF Stage 18; AtLarge 40% off sale – 1 DAY ONLY!
Yesterday morning after posting my blog I got a quick road ride in. My back didn’t bother me at all until I was about 15 miles in, and even then the pain wasn’t too bad. I decided to err on the side of caution and pulled the plug before I made things worse. This morning my back is definitely improved, so I think the muscle pull was fairly minor.
After my ride I grabbed my laptop, a heating pad and an ice pack and hit the couch. I worked from the couch while I watched the awesome Alpe d’Huez stage (Stage 18) of the Tour de France. For the first time in the history of the tour, this year the riders had to climb Alpe d’Huez twice in a row, and they did this at the very end of the 172.5 kilometer stage.
Alpe d’Huez is a 13.8 kilometer climb, with an average gradient of 8.1%, a maximum gradient of 13% and there are also 21 hairpin turns to deal with. The Alpe d’Huez climb is rated “HC” (hors catégorie), which is the hardest of all the rated climbs.
Watching these guys do this difficult climb twice at the end of a very tough stage (and 18 stages into a very grueling race) was incredibly inspiring. I know some of you have not watched this stage yet, so no spoilers! I will say it was thrilling right until the end.
AtLarge Nutrition is holding a ONE DAY 40% off sale! This is a rare opportunity to stock up on your favorite items at an insane discount. Chris Mason, owner, sends along the following details:
Today ONLY! Friday, July 19, save 40% on everything we sell!* This sale will end at midnight EST. No exceptions! We will also offer no retroactive discounts. All pre-order products ARE available for the discount if purchased TODAY.
By the way, 40%! Some of you may not understand how crazy that is… Our products are of the highest quality in the industry and are very reasonably priced. When we offer 40% off they become, BY FAR, the best value in the entire supplement industry.
The sale code is July40. Enter it in the discount codes section of the SHOPPING CART page (not the checkout page).
Current customers please use this opportunity to stock-up on your favorite products even if they are currently on pre-order. In fact, one reason we run these promotions is to allow our loyal customers to stock-up on their favorite products so they will not get in a bind without them if a given product is on pre-order for longer than expected etc. While we have several products currently on pre-order the majority of them will have their production runs within the next two to three weeks. These are unprecedentedly large runs, but make no mistake; we will sell a large percentage of them before they are done, so order now and get yours!
Just an FYI, ALN Rewards points cannot be redeemed during this sale (40% is tapped out for us). With that said, you can still EARN points with sale purchases (so get points towards discounts on future orders).
*Reverse Hyper training devices are excluded from the sale.