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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:12 pm 
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A work colleague and I are entering our first '100' on April 3rd. Anyone have experience of doing these sort of things and what sort of training regime should we be doing?

Currently I am doing about 85 miles - 3 rides, a week at a steady pace on rolling terrain.

http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/rumble/ri ... event.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Work on your nutrition, see what works and what doesn't. Do you have a heart rate monitor? Start training at the right level. Try to get some group rides in, theres always a few pelotons forming and you can catch a wheel. Study the course profile.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:38 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Work on your nutrition, see what works and what doesn't. Do you have a heart rate monitor? Start training at the right level. Try to get some group rides in, theres always a few pelotons forming and you can catch a wheel. Study the course profile.


Get in a few longer rides, 60/70/80 miles, in the months leading up to it and I am sure you will be fine, (Tell Tony the roadie that you want to go long, and I am sure that will sort you out)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:09 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
A work colleague and I are entering our first '100' on April 3rd. Anyone have experience of doing these sort of things and what sort of training regime should we be doing?

Currently I am doing about 85 miles - 3 rides, a week at a steady pace on rolling terrain.

http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/rumble/ri ... event.html


let me have a quick think - might enter this with you.

i know quite a bit of that route too so if you fancy a trial run?

in fact looking at the map, we've covered a short section of this already:

http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/rumble/10 ... event.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Skinny tyres pumped up hard...... Makes a world of difference.
Eat pasta in the 2-3 days prior to it and drink and snack constantly during.... Even if you are not hungry/ thirsty .... Wear 2 pairs of padded shorts to stop the mangina ;0)
You'll be fine


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Taken the plunge and paid up for a place. Have 2 work colleagues doing it now. Tony the roadie thinks this is below his standard so isn't going to grace us with a view of him disappearing off into the distance.

LGF I have entered as team name - Alconbury Midnight Growlers / retrobike.co.uk - that should confuse the roadies. Will post a link to the ride in the Anglian rides section. Thank you all for your advice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:19 pm 
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I might do this one, thanks for pointing it out.

I'll only do the 100k though, haven't done a 100m yet but that's planned for the Norwich 100 later in the year.

Hopefully have my retro ride ready for one if not both of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:20 am 
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Have you got a heart rate monitor? I've found it very useful. Mine's
a Polar and on their site you can make a training scheme suited to
your age, fitness, the event you're focused on etc. One of the best things is it encourages you
to keep within a zone where you're exercising without overtaxing yourself.

In any case, the scheme includes a mix of short, intense climbs in a higher gear to build strength, long rides, and spinning (alternating between intense and less intense exertion). So you might want to consider including these in your training as well.

Johnny


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too shy to enter - all those lycra clad blokes staring at the yokel...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:39 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
too shy to enter - all those lycra clad blokes staring at the yokel...


A few lycra clad women to chase


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