Author Topic: LEJOGLE 2020  (Read 1252 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2019, 04:38:34 pm »
I don't quite follow the numbers being proposed in this thread

Initially, it was 370km a day for 7 days (?) which is 2590km

The shortest route for lejog is 1390km, 1500km seems like a reasonable guess when avoiding some of the crazy A roads or diverting to nice hotels

Lejogle is there and back no? so that would be nearer 2800 or 3000km, depending on which of your two numbers. 1390km each way works out at 397km per day, for 7 days...

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Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2019, 04:40:54 pm »
I don't quite follow the numbers being proposed in this thread

Initially, it was 370km a day for 7 days (?) which is 2590km

The shortest route for lejog is 1390km, 1500km seems like a reasonable guess when avoiding some of the crazy A roads or diverting to nice hotels
I'll be using the shortest route within reason and my Dad will be following me hopefully in a campervan. I'll fall off the bike into a bed for 4hrs or so.

400k a day is about right. I think it is possible for me, others may disagree. It doesn't hurt training hard and giving it a good go.

vorsprung

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Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2019, 04:42:25 pm »
you might need more crew than just two people.  They are going to be knackered after a few days
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Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2019, 01:09:01 pm »
I don't quite follow the numbers being proposed in this thread

Initially, it was 370km a day for 7 days (?) which is 2590km

The shortest route for lejog is 1390km, 1500km seems like a reasonable guess when avoiding some of the crazy A roads or diverting to nice hotels
I'll be using the shortest route within reason and my Dad will be following me hopefully in a campervan. I'll fall off the bike into a bed for 4hrs or so.

400k a day is about right. I think it is possible for me, others may disagree. It doesn't hurt training hard and giving it a good go.

It's a good target to aim for. You might be able to do it, you might not. It's a big step up from what you've done so far so the odds are against it but it's not impossible and you won't know until you have a go.  Good luck!

Did you follow kristof Allagaert' s ride last year? He had a shot at the record, which is five and a bit days, riding unsupported, and missed it by an hour or two.

Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2019, 01:12:54 pm »

I actually sort out ways to improve my core strength, as a number of sources suggested that improving core strength can improve ones cycling. It just happens that the circuit training sessions are run at the same organisation as my physio. One of the benefits of having a single organisation to deal with for keeping me from falling apart. I did however decline their nutritionist services.

I appreciate that it may seem weird for you and others to think of getting anything other than physiotherapy services from a physiotherapist company, but over here because of the insurance system, many a physio company provides a lot of services in addition to basic physio. Also because it's competitive, various companies spring up specialising in various areas, so the company that I deal with specialises in athletes, with a number of triathletes making up a sizeable chunk of their customer base...

Anyway, this is off topic.

J

What seems weird to me is not that your physio offers advice in lots of areas beyond his competence but that you take said advice when it conflicts with what those who know more about the various areas say.

DaT

Re: LEJOGLE 2020
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2019, 08:07:48 pm »
The plot thickens!

I have just received a power meter for my 7710 cranks and have a rock and roll smart trainer in the post. I have had to take the last month off hard cycling for health issues but now I have had a clear ECG (the first wasn't) and I feel fine again I'm going to start training.

I have two promo things with the power meter. First is a months trial to trainerroad and the second is an eight week training plan for trainingpeaks. Any advise on what I should get my toes wet with? I presume both would start with an FTP test and work out some form of training from there.