i would consider myself in pretty good shape. i was a division 1 college tennis player, so i've been athletic basically all my life.
i bike to and from work every day, though not exceptionally far. and i play tennis all the time. and i occasionally do an indoor cycling class with my gf, she does it 2-3 times a week.
i want to get into very good biking shape. i plan on competing in the red hook crit coming up and was wondering what bikers do to get into good condition. and what i should be eating or drinking before/on race day.
i have no delusions on finishing in the top 20 or even getting to finish at all without being lapped out, just looking to be prepared.