Author Topic: LEL preparation  (Read 25214 times)

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2008, 09:26:05 pm »
That would have been Lynn Francoli on the tandem with Mark  :thumbsup:

Indeed

Part of the gruppetto somewhere south of Lincoln:


Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2008, 08:29:47 pm »
Hows your preperation going ?I only ask because mine is definately off track,today I got dropped on the local club run,something that has not happend for over a year,I have neglected my diet,and put on 3 kg.The good new is is looks like I am going to cover about 200 miles this week.Its a bit demoralizing thinking about LEL when I am strugling on 50 mile runs.My first 200k ride is on feb 8th,perhaps I will feel more positive after that.

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2008, 08:34:24 pm »
I think being dropped by some fast movers in December has little to connect it with a ride that's going to happen the following July. Get a plan for the first half of 2009 that will get you to a peak in July, and get to work on it once it's 2009.

Thank goodness for adaptation  :thumbsup:.

For me, I've begun carbo loading now. Oh hang on, I'm not riding LEL...

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2008, 09:42:26 pm »
a 50 mile run tells nothing indeed about LEL. There's an abundance of 'training champions', you don't have to belong to them.

Manotea

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Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2008, 09:51:58 pm »
I have neglected my diet,and put on 3 kg.

Best shoot me now...

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2008, 10:06:12 pm »
OK sorry for whinging !In 2009 I will-
Reduce weight to 80kg.
Ride my bike a bit(about 200 miles a week)
Do first 200 in feb,Do a few more 200s
First 300 in April.

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2008, 09:11:35 am »
Hows your preperation going ?I only ask because mine is definately off track,today I got dropped on the local club run,something that has not happend for over a year,I have neglected my diet,and put on 3 kg.The good new is is looks like I am going to cover about 200 miles this week.Its a bit demoralizing thinking about LEL when I am strugling on 50 mile runs.My first 200k ride is on feb 8th,perhaps I will feel more positive after that.

Feb is soon enough. I got ready for 2005 LEL by riding my first 200 in Feb 05, don't worry.

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2008, 01:54:07 pm »
Thanks M Series,I will try,and get my long training rides in from now on.

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2008, 03:15:23 pm »
Thanks M Series,I will try,and get my long training rides in from now on.

no problem, happy to help. My preparation hasn't really started. Taking some time off to rest and recharge my batteries. I will get jaded if I do too much now and then have to pull back at the wrong time and try to salvage something in the summer.

Hummers

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Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2008, 09:50:37 pm »
I have neglected my diet,and put on 3 kg.

Best shoot me now...


My Christmas trousers are telling me that I am going to be struggling round the Willy Warmer. In fact, I shall think I shall call it the Willy Wobbler!

H

vorsprung

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LEL training plan
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 02:57:36 pm »
Here is my training plan, such as it is.  The ideas are that in order to show any kind of training effect takes about 10 weeks and that a taper is a reduction in volume, preceeded by a heavy week.

The aim is to ride LEL in 96 hours.  Last time it took me 106 hours so I think that is plenty ambitious enough.


1) Jan/Feb/March  ... do at least one 100 mile ride a month.  From Feb 10th start doing at least one fast hilly ride a week ( 10 weeks before Elenith )
2) Apr do local 200+Elenith then take it easy for a week or two.
3) May/Jun/Early July...try and ride 400km+ distance every other weekend (Bryan Chapman is approx 10 weeks before LEL)
4) Early July...ride 400km+200km commute in a week+300km next weekend = 900km week.  Then have a week off.  Weekend before LEL ride a fast 200k. 

Problems with this plan are
a) every other week isn't really frequent enough.  But I have a life
b) not sure how well the taper will work.  But usually a proper ride the weekend before a bigger ride works better than a rest
c) no real way of assessing "progress".   I guess when we get a better idea of the LEL route I can feed the numbers into my magic spreadsheet and work out what sorts of speeds I need to be doing.
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Hummers

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Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 03:48:46 pm »
There is an existing thread called 'LEL Preparation' for this sort of thing, y'know.

H

Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 04:26:01 pm »
we should have an 'LEL non-training plan thread'  ;D
#makewattsnotwar

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Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2009, 04:30:13 pm »
There is an existing thread called 'LEL Preparation' for this sort of thing, y'know.

H

oh ok.  I expect the admins will delete this then
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Hummers

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Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2009, 07:08:55 pm »

oh ok.  I expect the admins will delete this then


Or tag it onto the end.

But while  you're talking...

10 weeks. That makes sense although you are doing loads more training than I am planning to get away with do.

I am following the PBP training plan = one ride every other week buliding up to the 600 in mid to late May and then 200s (and the odd 300)  from then onwards.

I can do no more.

H

Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2009, 08:09:18 pm »
At least one Audax of 200km or more a month (my planned rides are in a separate thread).

Jan is the Willy Warmer
Feb will be a 200
Mar will be the Haslingfield 200 and the Dean 300
Apr will be the Elenith 300
May will be the BCM 600 and a DIY 400 from London to Cornwall (worthy of AAA points!) via Dartmoor
June will be a DIY 200 and then the Midland Super Grimpeur 300
July 4/5 will be the Dun Run made into a DIY 400 plus another 100 or 200 the week before LEL (one of the Hertford Two/Four/Six counties rides)

The only rides on gears will be the MSG and the DIY 400 to Cornwall. The rest (including LEL) will be on fixed.

Commute 4 or 5 days a week (flat 13km each way but I'll be looking to extend it to include occasional lap(s) of Richmond Park).
If I get a spare 4 hours over the weekend I'll look to do a lap of the Surrey Hills (~1000m climbing in 50km, fun on fixed!).

That's about it. Aiming for a 106 hour LEL, ideally with a 200km-ish final day starting at 10am and finishing at about 8pm.
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Re: LEL training plan
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2009, 09:25:58 pm »
Provisional planning:

january/february: Speedskating (racing) and a bit of cycling.

March: 2x 200km (including checking my own 200) + organising a 200
April: 2x 200 and 2x300 (including checking my own 300)
May: 1x 400 and 1x600 (600 is checking my event)
June: some shorter rides and organising my 600
July: Rijswijk 24 hours and club holiday cycling along Oder and Neisse rivers.


Texan Tourer

LEL Preparation
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2009, 09:05:16 pm »
Howdy Scottish cyclist,s
I shall be in your country two or three months prior to your flagship event LEL
Hope to ride this long distance event
Could some of you kind Scottish folk advise on some long ride,s to keep fitness level,s up
This is a great web site RUSA rider,s should follow your lead for info on cyling related matters
Look forward to your help
So long now TEXAN TOURER

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Re: LEL Preparation
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2009, 09:13:33 pm »
Howdy Scottish cyclist,s
I shall be in your country two or three months prior to your flagship event LEL
Hope to ride this long distance event
Could some of you kind Scottish folk advise on some long ride,s to keep fitness level,s up
This is a great web site RUSA rider,s should follow your lead for info on cyling related matters
Look forward to your help
So long now TEXAN TOURER

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  300  03 May  Ballachulish    The Half Light
   06:00  Sun  BR  £10    Graeme Wyllie

  300  06 Jun  Kirriemuir    The Snow Roads
   06:00  Sat  AA4.75  [4800m]  BR  £8.00    Alex Pattison

  600  27 Jun  Galashiels    The Borderline 600
   06:00  Sat  BR  £4.00    Lucy McTaggart
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   06:00  Sat  BR  £4.00    Lucy McTaggart

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Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2009, 09:17:05 pm »
Have you thought of doing the End to End, i.e. Lands End to John O'Groats? Are you here for work or is this an extended holiday? The End to End is about the same distance as the LEL.

Damon.

Texan Tourer

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2009, 09:30:55 pm »
I am in the UK  on extended leave and visting my Scottish roots
Something longer might be more adapt to my training plan,say 1000km or so
I shall keep visting your web site
Off to view the game Super Bowl plus Bud and popcorn
Chat soon 

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Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2009, 12:27:20 am »
I am in the UK  on extended leave and visting my Scottish roots
Something longer might be more adapt to my training plan,say 1000km or so
I shall keep visting your web site
Off to view the game Super Bowl plus Bud and popcorn
Chat soon 

There are no 1000km calendar events this year however there permanent routes.

There is a 600km event called the Daylight which is run in PBP years but that can also be done as a permanent IIRC.

For 1000km permanents, there is York-Oban-York and Preston-Aberdeen-Preston.

Personally I won't be doing anything above 600km before LEL.

Texan Tourer

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2009, 08:58:10 pm »
Thanks for your advice
I would consider something longer maybe 1500km or less even an organized permanent.
As before with LEL a long ride might benifit my endurance
I might consider this 8 somereel in the land of haggis and goog whiskey
What entry level is required

border-rider

Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2009, 09:01:26 pm »
I would consider something longer maybe 1500km or less even an organized permanent.
As before with LEL a long ride might benifit my endurance

Best thing for endurance is loads of longish rides.

Two or three 600s with recovery time between will be more than enough.  You don't need to ride a 1500 to be able to ride a 1400.


eck

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Re: LEL preparation
« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2009, 09:09:05 pm »
Thanks for your advice
I would consider something longer maybe 1500km or less even an organized permanent.
As before with LEL a long ride might benifit my endurance
I might consider this 8 somereel in the land of haggis and goog whiskey
What entry level is required
Mr Tourer, the entry requirements for our Eightsome Reel are not too strict: a liking for Magners and a chorus of Kum ba yah at bedtime are all you need. Oh, and experience of curtain-based sleeping arrangements would be a help. If you have a strong-riding female companion, well that would boost the team morale. :thumbsup:
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.