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Tour Preperation

domcarrdomcarr Posts: 85
edited April 2010 in Tour & expedition
In a week's time I set off on trip which covers 500 miles in 6 days. I have been doing plenty (ish) of training and all my kit is prepared, but can anyone offer advice on what I should be doing in terms of diet and exercise in the week before the event?

Many thanks.


  • WooliferkinsWooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    You should be cutting back on your training now allowing muscles to rest and recover. You can lways check your kit again. I lay out all the stuff I'm going to take, halve it and then take what I need from the remainder.
    Enjoy your trip
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  • pneumaticpneumatic Posts: 1,989
    Do very little mileage. Gather your strength. You could try a short fully-laden excursion, just to test that everything fits properly.

    Take the wolf's advice about leaving half of it behind, too.

    As for diet, start eating carbohydrate-rich foods to acclimatise, as that is what is going to be the best diet when you are on the road. Also, get used to drinking a lot of water; it is a good habit anyway, but the difference between a good day and a [email protected] one, if you get it wrong on the road.

    Enjoy the trip, you lucky person!

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