Ok, as many of you know, Factoreeee and I, along with an old friend of mine from way back are planning to ride in the 24 hours of Conyers race.
It is going to be a pretty significant challenge. While my fitness has improved dramatically, I am not a racer so any advice for preparation would be appreciated.
Here is what I have been doing:
Riding: 3-4 days a week, priimarily (90%+) on the mountain bike, somewhere between 80-100 miles.
Days not riding: 3-4 days at the gym, minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes on the Eliptical cycle. So I am pedaling everyday. Light circuit training focusing on upper body and core, every other other visit to the gym. Also doing 200 crunches every other day.
Diet: Nothing crazy, I am eating a balanced diet, low in saturated fat. No junk food, or fast food. Lots of lean meats (chicken mostly). A good size salad with lunch and dinner, with the dressing carefully measured. Lots of apples.
This has yielded me exceptional results to this point, but with this race about 5 weeks away.......Any thoughts would be appreciated.