guns blazing. You can ride all day at that intensity. Feedstations at organised events provide mostly sweet stuff, in my experience, which can get a bit sickly. But actually do it, right from the start. I could be at deaths door, but after just one. At one point I couldnt resist instagramming this picture of the guys in front of me, in amongst the mountains. #8 Dont get impatient up hills. By the way, ZipVit make a caffeine version of the above gel too. You should be able to ride your average weekly total in one ride, if youve been doing it for a few months.
If I do it twice a week, thats 72 miles per week. Nycbike for an extra 5 off parking. #5 Drink something that you know and trust. If you dont eat, youll run out of energy and feel utterly horrible. #7 Time your gels well, if you use them. Again, your HR monitor can help. If anyone is interested in a great guide, written for total beginners, do check out my friend Montys e-book. Did you find this post useful? There are obviously many training plans you could follow, or you could just use the force and go with whatever feels right. You havent been out half as much as you should have and youre worried your legs are going to turn to play-doh at the very first hill.