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I've entered 150km (93 mile) ride.

Old 10-05-08, 09:47 PM
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I've entered 150km (93 mile) ride.

This is an update of sorts to my other thread. I haven't entered yet but I've got the form and I'm going to. My Father-in-law is also entering but he's going away for a week tomorrow, he works 3am till about 2pm and is too tired to ride during weekdays, and doesn't ride during weekends, so I can't really see him keeping up doing too good...

About training, I started again today. I did about an hour and fifteen minutes (would've been about 18-20 miles) but still had plenty of gas in the tank at the end of it. The best riders of the 150km ride generally do about 4 hours 10 minutes or thereabouts, so I think that I've got a good base to continue my training on. I'll try to do about 30-odd miles tomorrow.

I actually really want to beat my Father-in-law because I don't really like him that much, so that will motivate me to train hard. The rate he'll be training for it (almost nil), it won't be too hard.

BTW, the race (ride, sorry), is on January 10th. Here's the website: https://www.roundthemountain.co.nz

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That's great!!

Keep increasing your distance gradually, but be sure to take a day or two off each week to rest and recover.

If you don't have one already, get a computer so you can more accurately track your distance and speed.

And ... it's highly unlikely you'll do the 150 kms in 4:10 ... might happen, but highly unlikely. A much more likely time is somewhere between 7 and 8 hours. Also, the speed you ride 20 kms at has no bearing on the speed you'll ride 150 kms at ... most people slow down as the ride gets longer and as they get tired. Plus, on a short ride you don't have to pace yourself, like you do on a longer ride ... you can go all out on a short ride.

Don't forget to work on your hydration and re-fueling as you increase your distances.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
That's great!!

Keep increasing your distance gradually, but be sure to take a day or two off each week to rest and recover.

If you don't have one already, get a computer so you can more accurately track your distance and speed.

And ... it's highly unlikely you'll do the 150 kms in 4:10 ... might happen, but highly unlikely. A much more likely time is somewhere between 7 and 8 hours. Also, the speed you ride 20 kms at has no bearing on the speed you'll ride 150 kms at ... most people slow down as the ride gets longer and as they get tired. Plus, on a short ride you don't have to pace yourself, like you do on a longer ride ... you can go all out on a short ride.

Don't forget to work on your hydration and re-fueling as you increase your distances.
Awww, in the 2008 results, the only 4 people to do between 7 and 8 hours were the last-placers. I'm sure I can do better than that. I'll aim for about 5 1/2 hours - that'll put my within about the Top 50, which I'll be happy with for my first major event.
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Awww, in the 2008 results, the only 4 people to do between 7 and 8 hours were the last-placers. I'm sure I can do better than that. I'll aim for about 5 1/2 hours - that'll put my within about the Top 50, which I'll be happy with for my first major event.
OK, aim for 5.5 hours ... but don't make any plans to go out with people until several hours later that evening.

Remember, this is the first time you'll be doing that distance (unless you attempt it around Christmas to see how it goes), it's good to just relax and enjoy it, and see how your body reacts.
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OK, aim for 5.5 hours ... but don't make any plans to go out with people until several hours later that evening.
I...don't get it. lol.

Yeah OK, but from now on I'm gonna train hard and hopefully get as close to 5 1/2 hours as possible on the ride.
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