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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
Honestly not much difference between preparation for my normal race season. I typically log about 160 miles per week throughout 5 days with two rest days as bookends. I include at least one set of AT intervals immediately after a rest day and I try to fit in a few sets of anaerobic jumps after the second rest day. I'll adjust the schedule depending on which races I'm doing on the weekends. If no races scheduled, then I add in long endurance miles on weekends.
Nutrition and calorie intake are bigger factors IMHO. Finding that balance between what you can tolerate for 10+ hours with what your body responds well to is the most difficult piece of the puzzle. For me, it was honey stinger waffles, fig "Newman's", Honey Stinger chews and Tailwind nutrition in the camelbak. Figure that you can ingest and absorb approximately 1/3 of the calories you're burning and add or subtract as the day progresses. After my derailleur incident, I drastically cut back on calorie intake since I was relegated to spinning at a 6mph max speed. Had I been able to keep going as before, I would have had much less food left over at the end.
That was a good read Ridge. Thanks for taking time out to share that. Takes a sack to keep pressing on in those conditions.
Just put in 30 mi into the 15mph wind...ironically i am quite winded....LOL
Set up for a 0400 2 hour bike 7 mile run brick workout.
0400 sucks. Sucks bad.
that almost looks like parts of San Francisco!
looks like pinchflat central there....
yeah, you'd want to run some pretty fat tires and keep them well inflated.
if i knew that hill was coming,i think i would be running some 32 or 36s.....not my standard 23-25cs....
phew. this site says its a 37% grade. :eek1
ah, other sources say, that 37% grade is only for 6.5 meters :)
SF has a couple streets that are 30%+ for nearly a full block. they are closed to traffic, however.
this street in SF is just over 31% for a 250 foot block, and was open to traffic in the 1950s :-O
and this street on Bernal Heights exceeds 37% for several short stretches,
wow... pure carnage! Seems the rule of that hill would be Don't. Stop. Pedaling.
I think it's ballsy enough just to park your truck on that hill
There is a 'Private' setting in Strava that you might want to look into. It may do exactly what you want. Either way, you're under no obligation to use Stava 'competitively'. If you don't want to compare your times to anyone else's, just ignore the other times.
That's a bit like saying that the only way to remain a bachelor is not to marry.
I kinda want to try it....
That hill looks killer. I wouldn't even walk up it. Might try and drive my rental car up it though.
My hill made me glad I bought the triple on my Roubaix. That thing saves me many times. I'm not a racer I'm just out to burn of fat, and try and maintain some fitness.
This travel thing has been hell on that this past year.
One more day here and I'll be home for a weekend.
Ridge. That was a metric shitload of Rule #5 right there! It has gotten me to thinking about that 100 mile MTB ride here locally that I've signed up for...it's unsupported. I'm gonna have to hitch up a BOB trailer just to carry all the food I'll need to make it through!
Check out the Ride 2 Divide. I have a friend here training for it right now.
That animal spent 10 hours on his trainer a couple weeks ago. :eek1
Thanks and I think you should absolutely attempt any ride/race where you think you can find and exceed your limits. It's only then where we find our true potential and will to finish. Good homework is key and knowing what you're getting into will help immensely with preparation. How much single track vs. double track? How much elevation and what are the climbs like? Long and grinding or short and punchy?
In short; prepare for the worst, hope for the best and deal with the rest.