Glentress 7 advice
Not much point training, get some decent fuel mix for the ride, I.e. torq, high5 or anything similar, make sure you’re drinking to stop you cramping up and keep your energy levels.
Bananas are your friend. Nothing quite like a banana after a long ride in circles.
Treat it as a long ride on a pretty decent trail, not a race, and youll love it.Posted 4 years agowhyterSubscriber
Plenty of climbing each lap, so try getting out a bit more during the week – can you ride to work, even on the road? Just getting out regularly helps. High 5 Zero tablets are great for staving off cramps. Try and take a helper too, both for encouragement, and to make up drinks/sort out food for you when you come back each lap.Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
OP .Posted 4 years ago
Just take your time and don’t rush off like a loon (which is sometimes tempting).
Find a pace you are comortable at ,and make sure you have all your refuel stuff set out at a handy place on the course.
If there are a few of you doing it you can make up a wee base camp.
Take a few gels/bars in case you start to flag near the end ,but don’t overload yourself ,the laps are not too long.
It’s a good event ,enjoy.athgrayMember
I am entered for the GT7 in three weeks time. 7 hours XC event. I have never been on the bike for that length of time before. I get out on the bike once or twice a week. Wondering if there is any extra training I should put in at this stage? Also any tips for the day itself would be welcome. I do tend to cramp up fairly easily. Not looking to do well, just complete the time without stopping too regularly.Posted 4 years ago
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