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24hr Endurance

jaxxyjaxxy Posts: 8
edited March 2011 in Health, fitness & training
Last year I turned 30 and my mortality is becoming ever more apparent. So I am climbing Mnt Kilimanjaro in January 2012, which is my highest peak so far. Also I will be taking part in Mountain Mayhem 2011 at Eastnor Castle this summer.

It is myself and my teams first 24hr, any hints and tips to get us started?

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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    Go and buy a book on endurance training, there are several on the market and follow a decent training programme.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Don't start too hard, the key to a good place in a 24 is consistency, if nothing else it's a bit harsh for your team mates if your first lap is 30 minutes and your second is 90, they'll be waiting a long time in the transition!

    Mainly just enjoy yourself - and pray for good weather.
  • Eskimo427Eskimo427 Posts: 288
    I've done MM twice solo and I think the best advice would be to make sure you eat good foods. Junk is good just before a long ride (I find!). And do lots of long rides, 5-6 hrs.

    If you can try and do a 80 - 100 mile ride. Take your time and do it at your own pace, doing this will increase your bike fitness and get you used to being on a bike for a long time.
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