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 Senior 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
     
    Last edited: 28 Jan 2018
  3. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

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

    si_c Veteran

    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:
     
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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

    steven1988 Senior 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.
     
  7. si_c

    si_c Veteran

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    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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    steven1988

    steven1988 Senior Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    It would be doubling my longest ride.
     
  9. 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 ..
     
  10. Sure, if you put the miles in starting now(ish) you’ll be fine.
     
  11. Something not mentioned, but is very important is time management.

    Time can slip away so quickly if you dont consciously keep an eye on it. Toilet breaks can become 15 minutes. Four toilet breaks can be 20km. A short coffee break can be 30 minutes followed by a toilet break. I watched guys on the Transcontinental race wandering around and checking the same things again and again. The women know how to manage time. Practice time management it can save you 50km+ in time on a day ride.
     
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