OK, so in a moment of bravery after watching a mountain stage of the TDF I signed up for my first organised 'challenge' ride. 210km (131miles) aroun Port Phillip bay. Mostly flat but with some hills near the start.
The event is 11 weeks away and I have absolutely no idea how to prepare for it. The longest I've ridden in the past is about 160km in one day but broken into 3 lots with long stops in between...... this ride has a 12 hour time limit.
At the moment I'm commuting about 50km a day, 5 days a week. I eat quite healthy but at 227lb I suspect that I may be carrying a bit too much weight for my 5'11" height.
How do I prepare for this event? I'm a little apprehensive now that the reality is setting in, and I'm motivated to train long and hard for the next 11 weeks, whatever it takes, I just need to know what that is.