Unfortunately we are half way through October and the DORBA Fall XC series has turned into the rainout series. With our last race coming up Saturday at Boulder it’s time to start changing focus and looking at the Endurance season this winter as well as personally, my goals for next years racing.
I’m changing things up a bit next year and I’m going to shoot for a bucket list item. Leadville.
The funny thing is I hate endurance events. I really don’t enjoy being on a bike that long. After 3 hours of riding I would rather pack it up and head home than keep gutting it out… especially when it will take another 7+ hours to finish. But, Leadville has always been one of my goals. And so this next year in 2014 I’ll be focusing my training on that.
And that means that I have a heightened emphasis on this years Frozen Endurance series in DORBA-land and any surrounding endurance races or rides like Ride The NETT in November and of course Rudolph’s Revenge at IDB in December.
Lots of endurance events and miles to help get me prepped. But how do you actually train for this stuff? How do you train for a race that lasts 6-10+ hours?
Endurance Cycling Training
Personally I have no freaking clue other than ride a lot and focus on eating/nutrition while riding a lot.
Anybody got some killer advice or know of any good books or info to read? Leave it as a comment or send me a message. I know how to train for XC races up to 2 hours, but not this endurance stuff.
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