Ok so i think ill just update a little i joined back at the start of the year deciding i wanted to loose weigt and id use cycling to loose that weight ,
So anyway a little update of my status . since then ive sorted out a road bike , it isnt an excellent bike its an old raliegh reynolds 501 frame bike but it does the job for me . Ive lost about 8/9 lb's i have actually lost more but i had an accident(was hit by a car ) and was off the bike completely for 2 weeks so in that two weeks i put weight back on
Im still happy with my progress i wasnt expecting it to be easy or for the weight to fall off . Another thing i can feel in addition to the weight loss is increased fitness and confidence on the bike . When i started i wouldnever have had the confidence to go and ride that far away from home my routes would usually go 5 miles away from home at the furthest and now im riding pretty much wherever without a problem .
So anyway 3 or 4 weeks ago i got demotivated from the training a bit thinking i was not really going anywhere except gaining a bit of fitness so i decided i needed a goal to work towards with my training so ive entered a bike ride for charity . The date is the 4th july and the distance is 60 miles .This will be the first time ive rode anything this far before
Ive chosen the one on the 4th july because it gives me 12 weeks to get properly ready for it . So i wanted to ask for some training tips and ive got a few specific questions
What sort of training should i start doing specificly for this and how should i start building it up to the 12 weeks . Currently i do 1 or 2 short rides in the week of 10-15 miles then at the weekend im getting out and doing one 20 miles plus ride the longest of wich has been about 30
Ive also got a specific question after doing a 30 miles weekend ride on a saturday im really not up for cycling till tueesday again in that when i get on the bike my legs get tired really quickly within 2 miles what can i do to avoid this , id like to do a long one sat and then a shorter one monday as well but at the moment i really cannot do it its a massive struggle . Someone i spoked to who does rowing at my uni said after long hard training sessions he uses SIS rego drink straight after the excersise and reccomended i give that a try after the long rides what do you guys think of this stuff ?
Last thing i know its a long way off but the few days leading up to the ride and the day of the ride what should i be doing with myself riding lots or stayingt off the bike ??
Anything else you guys feel is relevant for me would be greaty aprechiated as well