|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.
|re: Ride lots||cyclopathic|
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. nm||MKD|
Aug 29, 2003 1:36 PM
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 nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Aug 31, 2003 5:33 PM