Hope everyone had a good holiday - nice to see people making their way back here. Anyway - I have a question, possibly more for the 'spandex-clad' segment of our group:
I have been waffling for years on doing the Friends for Friends for Life Bike Rally - a 600 km, 6 day fundraising trip from Toronto to Montreal. This year I finally bit the bullet and signed up.
Now comes the challenge. I'm in reasonable shape - cycling for a few hours is not a problem. However, cycling for an average of 100 km/day for six days is a whole new ball game and I know I'll need to train for that. For now I'm just doing spin classes and/or rides (and being less of a weenie about commuting to work) but can you recommend good training rides and just general training tips? This is all new to me.
Same holds true for nutrition. I suspect that after a certain point in my progress what I eat is going to make a lot more difference than it does today as a casual commuter cyclist.
Any help is appreciated. Also, should anyone feel moved to sponsor me I'd really appreciate it. The minimum sponsorship goal is pretty steep thus I'm starting as soon as I can. Thanks :-)