I'm planning on doing a rather long endurance event next year. I have quantified all available information to formulate a strict training regime to build me up to godly like prowess.
My Training plan is "to ride lots"
With that in mind and wanting to make the year interesting I'm going to lots of long bivvy style rides. Think along the lines of coast to coast, Pennine Bridalway etc.
The only rules are...
- Has to be off road (Predominantly)
- Has to be a minimum of 6 hours riding
- Not too epic. Distance is more important than ascent achieved
To start with I'm happy to do shorter rides of say 6-8 hours then use a B&B and split the riding over two days but eventually I want to be building up to bivvying overnight and then shortening the length of sleep I have / riding through the night etc.
I'm thinking of doing a big ride every month for the next year. I'm also going to do Mayhem and maybe another 24 hour race as well to just trundle round at a nice pace with the aim of being up and riding for 24 hours.
So come on give me some inspiration!!!