In eight months I will be riding 1000kms over 7 days, from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of the Leukemia Foundation’s Ride-as-One event, representing the iNform team. Actually, it’s closer to 1100kms, but that didn’t have the same ring to it for a title! That’s an average of around 150km and more than 5-6hrs on the saddle per day!
While I obviously stay fit and active, I am conditioned to mountain biking and trail running, and haven’t ridden a road bike consistently in a VERY long time; I have never ridden the average distance that we will ride each day (150km); I have never exercised at that volume on back to back days, let alone 7 of them! So I can confidently say that I will be going from an average of 0kms of road riding, to 1000kms (+) in a week!
This blog series is our desire to share this journey with you. We have decided to participate in this worthy event as a business, and share the journey with you along the way, for a number of reasons:
- We believe businesses should give back to their community and contribute to the well-being of others, in ways that extend beyond their normal day to day activities,
- We want to use this opportunity to create a training diary, warts and all, to hopefully inspire you to do something similar.
- This will provide you with an achievable and realistic idea and training plan for you to achieve a large event.
- As my background is in training high level athletes, we will make sure that the training advice is also translatable across performance levels. The foundation of what I’ll be doing should be done whether you want to achieve your first 100km ride, or you are an elite athlete looking to improve performance.
I look forward to our journey together. I would like to invite you to connect with me along the way – Feel free to post comments and ask questions! I’ll be posting a weekly update, with training tips, program progressions, thoughts, and answers to your commonly asked questions.
Above all, I would love you to sponsor my ride, so we can join together in helping the great work that The Leukaemia Foundation does!