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Best 1-day training regimin for a 184-mile 2-day?(9 posts)

Best 1-day training regimin for a 184-mile 2-day?Humma Hah
Aug 29, 2003 11:10 AM
This is a rhetorical question, of course. I'm screwed. I'll survive, but its gonna be an ordeal. The company chose to simultaneously move and develop a new product this month, and we've been working 7 days a week, 14 hours a day. I was hoping to be riding 150 miles a week or more, but as is I've gotten maybe 52 miles of decent base-mile riding ALL MONTH, plus a hundred or two commuting, 5 miles at a time.

I'm supposed to have taken off today for a long ride, but here I am at work again. Maybe I'll get in 30. The weekend, my wife has spoken for, although I might sneak in a short, hard, hilly MTB 2-track ride. Monday's my last chance for a decent ride ... maybe a flat century.

How can I best utilize my remaining time before starting the flat, 2-track, 184-mile 2-day, Tour de Canal on Sept 5th?
Rely on your base miles...Marketing Dept
Aug 29, 2003 11:47 AM
I am talking about ALL of your base mileage to date, from birth to now.

Good genes wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Just pedal with some sense and stay hydrated. Can't wait to read your ride report.

Enjoy!!
re: Ride lotscyclopathic
Aug 29, 2003 12:11 PM
do hard ride on Sunday then flat century Monday. Try to avoid sugar/carbo rich foods in between, but get enough protein. I find several back to back rides very taxing and good way to prepare for long rides good luck
Don't short the wife her time...PdxMark
Aug 29, 2003 12:31 PM
I've spent the last 2 weekends in the doghouse that way... Actually, I even just did rides that she agreed to, but the friends I was with were slow, so it took too long.

Is it possible to stretch today's ride up to 70+ or more? Anyplace to ride in the dark, even in town? It would be tempting to add to the Monday century, but anymore could be counter-productive. I think a long late ride tonight is your best bet.
I would ride after dark tonight ...Humma Hah
Aug 29, 2003 12:54 PM
... but my battery is nearly dead and the company's high-tech charger is being used for actual work on an important project, so I can't use it for a couple of hours to charge the NightStick.

I just sneaked out for a 7-mile ride today, but a thunderstorm sent me back inside. If I'm lucky, I'll sneak in a few more later. Plus 5 miles to work this AM, 5 miles home tonight. All in dribs and drabs. Lousy for base.

Arrrgh! Work sucks!
Ahh in that case....PdxMark
Aug 29, 2003 1:10 PM
An attitude adjustment is all that's required.

With no time to get any more riding in, it's just time to switch from thinking that it's a problem to thinking it's an opportunity . There's no question that you could do the ride if you trained for it, but doing it without training... THAT's a much more sporting question.

It's not a ride, it's an experiment!
Wife vs Bike, hmmm. Glad I am single. nmMKD
Aug 29, 2003 1:36 PM
Don't overeat.dzrider
Aug 29, 2003 1:00 PM
About the only thing you can do to change your fitness in 7 days is get fatter. You may want to practice riding slowly. You know how to do this kind of ride so just stay patient and comfortable.
you must really love your job nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 31, 2003 5:33 PM