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Rapid trainig program: HELP please

DBar69DBar69 Posts: 3
Lads, hoping for some advice. Last year I signed up for a 500km (100km a day over 5 days) charity ride in Southeast Asia. I head off in a week so really hoping to turn it up in the last few days. I haven’t trained much but there are a few girls doing it…so I’m thinking it can’t be too hard.

So far I’ve done 3 spin session over the last month and yesterday I did a couple laps round the park (about 20km) on my roadie. I got pretty chafed riding on the road so this morning I bought an indoor wind trainer. Does anyone have advice on a rapid training wind trainer program?

I’m hoping I can really get it together in the last week.

Are there any things I should know to make cycling easier? Should I shave my legs/arms etc? What about those energy gels from bike stores? Do they help? Does anyone know if I could take like 50 into Thailand or can you buy them there?

Feel free to mention any other tips and tricks.

Cheers, Dan.

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    The girls will kick your censored .

    There's nothing you can do in the last week apart from tire yourself out and start knackered.

    Have you got any information from the Bike ride ? Normally they'll mention food on the ride.

    Gels are a messy and expensive way to do it. I prefer flapjacks and gingerbread from a Bento box on the top tube.

    How much did you raise for the ride?
  • Shave your legs, arms and hands. That will make you more aero and help you keep up with the girls.
  • As well as shaving, go for the back, crack and sack wax.

    Dont worry about training, anyone can ride 100km
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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    I hope your job is nothing to do with long term planning.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • daddy0daddy0 Posts: 686
    Have you considered emergency liposuction?

    Be careful, they might not be real girls.
  • I think you might be joking with this post...? If not, I'd be interested to see a day 3 update on the state of your legs and seat bones!
  • Yeah, thanks for the suggestions... I guess I’ll just grab a bento box on my way to get liposuction and a sack, back and crack wax.

    Sorry I couldn’t take time away from making hundreds. Of thousands. Of dollars to train for an easy 500kms
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I was serious about the Bento box.

    You're coming across as a bit of a sexist nob here.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,258
    DBar69 wrote:
    Yeah, thanks for the suggestions... I guess I’ll just grab a bento box on my way to get liposuction and a sack, back and crack wax.

    Sorry I couldn’t take time away from making hundreds. Of thousands. Of dollars to train for an easy 500kms

    Vtech - is that you?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Not very funny for a wind up merchant.

    2/10

    Must try harder.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    Training for 60 miles a day for 5 days - in a weeks time ...

    A bit too late? There's no training that you can do now that'll improve your endurance.

    Sort the chaffing out though - get a decent pair of shorts / bibshorts and wear them for the next few days - you might want some chamois cream too.
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    Prioritising becoming rich and powerful instead of fit does not necessarily mean a disaster. Just have organisers to postpone the event until you are deem yourself fit.
  • Just give some money to charity yourself. Problem solved.
  • john1967john1967 Posts: 366
    Probably the worst wind up post I've ever seen.
  • Easy. Just ride 100km per day for the next five days. Second time is always easier.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,058
    cooldad wrote:
    Not very funny for a wind up merchant.

    2/10

    Must try harder.

    Really poor.

    If it's an easy 500km, why would you need advice anyway.
    Nonsensical.
    At least troll with a vague semblance of intelligent thinking.
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  • I'l work for you, I like nobs as managers, I'll even throw in an censored crack greasing.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    Not very funny for a wind up merchant.

    2/10

    Must try harder.

    Nailed it.
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