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 Post subject: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:39 pm 
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I went to Thetford again yesterday, did the Lime Burner with my son at a reasonable leisurely pace, I then did the Beater Trail (short course, 10.1Km) on my own, as a fitness test. Pushed it as hard as I could, only managed 32 minutes. I had nothing left at the end of it. 2/3rds of the way through, I had no power left at all.

My excuse is that it was muddy in places........ :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:00 pm 
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Mud sucks energy ;)
And with no hills in thetford you have to pedal all the time which makes you a lot more tired ;)

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Yep I blame the mud too! :thumbup:

I went out of the first time this year and couldn't believe how quickly you can lose fitness (I was never that fit to start with and there was a lot of mud :oops: )

Just glad I don't ache too much today...


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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:02 pm 
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I ache a lot today !

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:06 pm 
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MyNameIsDave wrote:
I ache a lot today !



LOL, time to break out the epsom salts then!!


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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:10 pm 
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Well done on sticking at it!

Hard graft in the depths of winter pays dividends in summer when the trails are mint!


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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Winter plugging away in the mud makes you summer fit


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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:58 pm 
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I'm going to do the South Downs run later this year. I think 100 miles will be way out of my league, so going to do the 35 mile route.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:53 am 
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https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/eve ... -bike-ride

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:20 am 
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MyNameisDave, going flat out for 30 mins will kill anyone.

What's your longest ride so far?

Mix it up with longer easier days and then smash it on other days. MTB needs both endurance and intensity.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:08 am 
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My longest flat out ride was yesterday. I did 20.5km on the road in 55 minutes, averaged about 22kph.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:32 pm 
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If 22kph is your average - Id look at getting in longer rides at about 70 to 80% of that and slowly build up the miles every other week.

Focus on consistency and frequency and you'll get there.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm very unfit!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:36 pm 
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I use running as my intensity training especially on cold winter week nights


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