I've decided in order to keep cycling I need to set myself some challenges. So I'm taking on a 'round the island' bike ride on the Isle of Wight (a little Island just off the south coast of England). The route is described as moderately hilly and it's 100km long.
This happens on a Sunday in early May and as I've only used the bike a couple of times in the last 8 months, I figured I need to do some training in the next 5 months.
I'm hoping to lose a few pounds over the next couple of months, and then pick up a more road oriented bike a couple of months before the ride to become acustomed to it.
My training plan so far is this:
- (time in the saddle) commute to work at least 3 days a week, which is a 10 mile round trip.
- (improved lung capacity) swim 1 day a week with my son (6 months old so I don't actually swim much).
- (general fitness) badminton 1 day a week
I'm also thinking of maybe trying this to improve my stamina: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
Does anyone have any other tips I should follow?
I'm not trying to get round first or do it in any specific time, I'm just trying to get through it alive.
Thanks in advance,