Tapering, and a CyB enduro roll call
We’re planning on riding the two days after (llandegla and Ffestinog probably), so that should keep us going.
My training consists mainly of smashing out 15miler rides (and annoying Gary) home via AC/LW, so nothing huge.
I’m hoping I should make it to the 60km cut off.
Gary, you see my Strava postings, think I’ll do any good?Posted 5 years ago
Now then, Flange mentioned someone in the office is tapering this week for CyB. I’ve been pushing out rides all last week and had this weekend off to recouperate.
Rode in this morning, and was planning rides for tommorrow and Weds. Would not riding on Thursday and Friday be a good enough taper?
Or am I getting in massively wrong and should just rest all week?
Oh. And see you Sat morning 🙂Posted 5 years agoGaryLakeMember
Neil, I rode the WC2C on that kind of training! (although with a solid history of endurance stuff though)
Eat often, and from the start, before even. Big mistake people make on this sort of stuff is waiting until they think they need it. By which point it’s way too late and you’ll generally fail to recover from that IMO. Take it easy, and don’t stop. If you’re worrying about cut off times, it’ll be stoppages not slow pace that put you at risk.
Ease into it too, very tempting to go with the flow early on.Posted 5 years agocarlosMember
Can’t say I’ve even thought of tapering my riding, you planning on racing to get a time?
Last yr the only prep we did was to carbo load on Stella and a BBQ the night before, completed it without issues other than one lad had a touch of cramp on the long tarmac climb. Suppose it depends on what sort of millage and terrain your used to riding.
Doing the 60km with a couple of buddies again this yr, with the same sort of prep in mind. Its all about getting round and having a laugh for us, then on Sunday we’ll prob go over to Penmachno or Llandegla on the way home.
Hope this weather’s changed by weekend as its not going to be fun as it is.Posted 5 years agocarlosMember
The first mile or so was chocka with people trying to race of and get away from the crowd, due to the mass start and the fact that after the initial fire road there was a couple of techy climbs (not long or hard) but some struggled after racing past earlier and also because of the sheer volume of riders at such a slow pace.
Can’t remember how long it took, prob between 5-6hrs. Some riders were quicker some were slower.Posted 5 years agofrankiMember
My brother and I are riding.
I’m just hoping to complete the 60k. Have to see how I go, as it will be my first time riding rigid singlespeed at this kind of event.
My bro finished the Kielder 100 with no major issues the other weekend, so I don’t expect to see much of him once we cross the start line! 🙁Posted 5 years agotomasoSubscriber
I’m going but not in a serious fashion. Any aspirations of giving it a serious go were sharply curtailed by a cancelation appointment for my vasectomy becoming available last week 😯
I am out tomorrow night for a trial ride around the Dales out of Clapham to gingerly check how I feel. Pedalling to work is ok but I am wondering what serious off-road repetitive impacts will do to me downstairs.
As for tapering…Posted 5 years agonealyMember
I’m doing the 60km with my brother and my mate is doing the 30km route. I’m expecting to take at least 5 hours but hopefully under 6, been having cramps recently on long rides so I’m prepared for a lot of pain. I think taking it easy at the start, pacing yourself and keeping the calorie intake up is good advice.
I’ve not done it, or anything like it, before so I’m bricking it a bit but I resigned myself to slowness and pain so I’ll just do my best to enjoy it and not take it too seriously.Posted 5 years ago
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