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by Freelikethewind
Fri Jun 07, 2019 18:02 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

What have I started?! I will admit, as a seasoned runner, that there is a certain pain to cycling which I find it hard to hack. Why doesn't running fitness translate to cycling fitness and vice versa? I can run 7 minute miles over 10k, hurts but I'm fine, yet I cry on hard climbs on a longer cycle! ...
by Freelikethewind
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

Didn't realise this thread had gone on with a list of descending pain endurance :lol:
by Freelikethewind
Tue Jun 04, 2019 15:54 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

:lol: I'm getting back on my bike tomorrow by the way. I'm hardcore me.
Thanks to those that encouraged and to those that made me laugh with your savage directness!
by Freelikethewind
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

:lol: Overpopulation! Good comeback
by Freelikethewind
Mon Jun 03, 2019 20:53 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

I've given birth four times. Mental fortitude ha!
by Freelikethewind
Mon Jun 03, 2019 20:11 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

:lol: It's why they take steroids
by Freelikethewind
Mon Jun 03, 2019 18:35 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

I asked advice re training on a beginner bike forum. And that makes me not cut out for it how?!
Pass the steroids...
by Freelikethewind
Mon Jun 03, 2019 14:37 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

I didn't do ToC
Mine was a 60 miler!
I just need to woman up!
by Freelikethewind
Mon Jun 03, 2019 14:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

:lol: No need to cry for me, I was doing that on the hills yesterday
Some brutal posts here but I can take it, no need to report.
Feeling a bit more rational today and was glad I finished. Wasn't that slow compared to other women either.
60 miles was long for me, only been riding for a year
by Freelikethewind
Sun Jun 02, 2019 20:01 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

Had two bottles and gels
Ate plenty of carbs leading up to it
I was struggling to get gels over as I was so nauseous. Proper food wouldn't have gone over at all!
by Freelikethewind
Sun Jun 02, 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10835

Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

I should be chuffed I did the distance (60 miles) but my time disappointed me. I averaged 14.5 mph. It was wet, windy and very hilly miles 30 to 50 but normally in training rides I manage faster on my own. I felt strong the first half then the second half I had bad nausea (felt I could throw up anyt...
by Freelikethewind
Tue May 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Working towards 20mph
Replies: 319
Views: 35085

Re: Working towards 20mph

True. More speed endurance than out and out endurance.
Just someone posted further up that they thought a half marathon at 8min mile pace equated to 3 hours on the bike at 20mph
I could run a half marathon at that pace but not 20mph on the bike!
by Freelikethewind
Tue May 28, 2019 09:10 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Working towards 20mph
Replies: 319
Views: 35085

Re: Working towards 20mph

I run a 20 minute 5k and can run 10k at 7 minute miles and I couldn't get anywhere near 20mph average over three hours on a bike! Very different types of fitness running and cycling
by Freelikethewind
Tue May 28, 2019 09:03 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive

It's a minefield this nutrition business
Normally I'm a runner which seems a lot simpler
by Freelikethewind
Tue May 28, 2019 08:57 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive

I really struggle to digest proper food on rides. Gels worked on longer training rides!
by Freelikethewind
Tue May 28, 2019 08:52 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Nutrition/hydration for 60 mile Sportive

First Sportive this weekend in Scotland (60 miles) Will I need two water bottles on my bike? There is one feed stop half way. Normally one bottle is plenty for 30 miles then I'd top up at the stop but perhaps I'll need more for an event? Any nutrition tips? Normally a gel or two every hour and energ...
by Freelikethewind
Mon May 06, 2019 13:46 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Help! How can I train for 60 mile Sportive in a month?
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: Help! How can I train for 60 mile Sportive in a month?

Thanks. I have cycled 40 miles a few weeks ago.
I think today I got nutrition wrong and I wasn't warm enough.

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