|Newbie Training For a 50 Mile ride: suggestions?||pomole|
Aug 26, 2003 5:33 AM
|hi gang, im considering signing up for a 50 mile group ride at the end of october and was wondering if you had any suggestions for training or whether you think this is a probably too much for me, etc. I think the ride is relatively easy with alot of flat and a few short hills. (for those of you in the NY/NJ area, i am referring to the Pumpkin Patch Ride sponsored by SIBA)
Im at a point in my riding where i can do 30+ mile rides at a decent speed (avg about 14-15mph) without hurting myself or soreness the next day. I do about 2 or 3 15-or-so mile evening rides after work (about hour or so each) and a longer one on weekends (20+ miles.) I weigh a dense 182lbs and am about 5'7".
I plan to train by doing a few longer rides and working on my climbing. I also plan on losing a few more pounds which shouldnt be too hard at the rate im going.
any other comments/trainingtips/words of encouragement will be greatly appreciated. THANKS! -pom.
|Keep doing what you're doing||Scot_Gore|
Aug 26, 2003 5:57 AM
|Based on what you say, I bet you could ride that 50 this weekend. You're ready if you've been doing what you describe all season. Keep it up and you won't have any trouble in October.
|Sounds like you're doing fine--just add some longer rides||cory|
Aug 26, 2003 7:52 AM
|You can find all kinds of training advice online, but it sounds like you're headed in the right direction, and you have time to improve a bit. One suggestion would be to add a weekly longer ride (40 miles+) up until 10 days or two weeks before the official one. Then just maintain until a few days before, when you can slack off a bit. When you start pushing hard, be sure you take an occasional rest or recovery day--don't go hard every day.|
|re: Newbie Training For a 50 Mile ride: suggestions?||rubendc19|
Aug 26, 2003 8:43 AM
|Hey Pomole where does this Pumpkin Patch ride take place anyway?|
|Go here ...||HouseMoney|
Aug 26, 2003 10:37 AM