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8 months to train for c2c in a day. Is it possible

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by steven1988, 28 Jan 2018.

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  1. steven1988

    steven1988 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Hi guys the hospital that recently cared for my mum are running a c2c in a day sponsored event in September.

    I'e not been on the bike since November and even then it was riding with my lad.

    Do you think I could get myself into a position to ride it by September?
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    How far is it? You’ve got 8 months, assuming you are relatively fit and able to train, ie ride regularly I’m sure you’d be able to do it
     
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  3. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    If you could do it at all, then 8 months is easily enough time to prepare yourself. If, on the other hand, you wouldn't ever be able to do it, no amount of time would be enough.
     
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  4. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    The simple answer is yes, if you want to - which route are you doing?
     
  5. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Yes. Easily enough time to prepare, you just need to plan your training a bit.

    As has been mentioned above, knowing how far it is and how many stops are being planned etc would help us to help you:rolleyes:
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Make sure you have the right sort of bike for the terrain you’ll be riding
     
  7. OP
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    steven1988

    steven1988 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Its 170miles. The way of the roses. I planned on doing it on my CX bike as I'd heard there was varying terrain. My fitness levels at the moment are non existent as I've spent the last few months helping to sort my mum out through her cancer battle.
     
  8. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    170miles is plenty doable. At this stage I'd suggest just getting out on the bike each week and trying to rack up the miles. A good rule of thumb is that whatever you can do comfortably in a week you can do uncomfortably in a day (I'm quoting someone from this forum, but I forget who, sorry).
     
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  9. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    But, before that, could you have done it with some training?
     
  10. OP
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    steven1988

    steven1988 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    It would be doubling my longest ride.
     
  11. Go for it. If you've done 85 miles in the past then 8 months is plenty long enough to get yourself in shape for a one-off 170 miler.
     
  12. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    I wouldn't beat yourself up over thinking weather you,can complete the whole distance, merely attempting it is special enough ..
    If I were to sponsor I'd have no quibble paying even if while distance not covered ..
    Be proud you're doing it and the reason why ..
    My wife and daughter take part in Race for Life every year, I ride my bike a distance and people at work donate ...
    I think the most important part is being there ..
     
  13. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    I would say that, if you were up to doing 100 to 120 miles in a day by July, the day would carry you the extra bit.
     
  14. Sure, if you put the miles in starting now(ish) you’ll be fine.