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Newbie Training For a 50 Mile ride: suggestions?(5 posts)

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 doingScot_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.

Scot
Sounds like you're doing fine--just add some longer ridescory
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
http://www.sibike.org/ppp.html