Hi team! So I went a little nutso a few months ago and registered for my first bike tour: 2 days, 177km each day. It's on the weekend of June 9th, so coming up very quickly and I have no idea how to train for this, or how much is adequate!!
A little background: I'm in pretty good shape, have been spinning 1-2 times a week for about 4 years, and have been running on average 35km per week for the past 2 years. I'm training for my second marathon, which is 2 weeks before my bike tour. I got my road bike late last fall, so have only been on it about 10 times with my longest ride to date 42km. I plan on getting out on increasingly longer rides once or twice a week for the next few weeks, but it's tough to balance with my work schedule and my long runs on Sunday mornings.
So my question is this: how important is it for me to get in the cycling mileage before the tour? Is it a case of "if I can ride 100km, I can ride 177km"? As far as endurance and fitness go, is my running and once-a-week cycling going to be enough to get me through this tour? I'm not in it to win it, or even to go hard, since I will still be recovering from the marathon. All I want is to be capable of finishing!!
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