Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Dorchester, MA
    My Bikes
    Blue Competition
    Posts
    304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Charity ride: 100mi Sat, 75 Sun...best way to train?

    Whatap fellas -

    I'm currently in the midst of training for the Cape Cod Getaway, my first organized ride...

    Of course i signed up for the longest route - 100 miles on Saturday and 75 on Sunday....the 100 is primarily flat, and the 75 is flat up to the final 10 miles or so (awsome)

    anyway, how should i train?? since its been warm enough to ride i've logged about 200 miles in this spring, my longest being a 50 mile loop...i'd say the average ride between 20-30 miles of decent hills, and when i have free time (like this evening) ill do a timed sprint up the local hill near my house (about 350 feet of climbing over 2 miles)...When i do this route i'd say i get my pulse up to about 92-95% max...being conservative...but i'm using 100% of my effort.

    I've got a month till the ride - should i change anything?? right now i can get 3 solid days of riding in, in between lifting days and classes.

    also, how should my diet be? I thought that slightly cutting carbs (around dinner time) will help me shave 3-5 pounds off before the ride...i figure the lighter i am on ride day the easier my weekend will be


    open to any suggestions

  2. #2
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    Posts
    25,369
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride as much as you can.
    Take one day off each week to rest.
    Ride Safe.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •