And I’m finally back!! Here we are! It’s been a long time ago since I’ve post something, but now it’s time to come to my life and live again. How? I’m going join to a new challenge, and this challenge is called MyLand! This is not a race, not a competition, it’s just a ride to prove how far can you push your body, your mind, your soul. The event takes place in a small town in the middle of the Sardinia called Villa Verde. That’s the randee vou place. From here will depart the three races, along threee distance, 120, 220 and 40o kms. Of course, I’m gonna do the longest one hahahahah.
So now the question is how to prepare to deal with this event? It’s a long ride, and you have to do this in a maximum time of 70 hours, this means that everything needs to be prepared really really carefully. First of all I started to train, of course, cycling! I’ve bought two different bikes, a road bike and a off-road bike.
To achieve my aim it’s essential to have these two bikes, because you need to develop different skills to reach the top. The road bike is essential to increase the resistance, while the mountain bike, is essential for the power. So what’s the plan? 400 km is a really long ride, and you have to take care of everything. The first factor is the weather. You can’t know what will the weather be like with months early, so you need to think about all the cases that you might find. Sunny, windy, cloudy, rainy, each condition bring different solutions, and you need to be prepared for them. The best way to know what to do is, of course, try every situation in advance, and that’s why workouts are really really important to understand how your body react in different situations. I guess that every people drink most in a sunny day that in a cloudy day, but the question is how much you drink! This is important because you have to carry as less as you can with you, the lighter you are the faster you can ride. That being said, I decided to bring with me the clothes for any situation possible, for the three days of the events. The weather on mountains could change in every moment. Talking about the water, I just wanna say a quote that everyone should have really clear in mind:
If you are riding and you fell thirsty,than it’s too late!
Don’t forget this, never, never, never!!
I’ve training for 4 weeks now, and I’ve roughly 150 kms a day on my leg. I tried to do a long ride a couple of days ago with a slow ride, and I’ve to say that I think that I’m ready to deal with this challenge. The event will take place on April 23, so I’ve another 5 weeks to fix some little issues and find out how to improve my performance. Overall all my cards are ready. I’ve a good average speed and I can control very well my heart rate to maintain the calories consumption as low as possible. Actually, I’m doing 400 km a week, using both bikes, road and off-road, and I’m planning to increase the distance till 550-600 km before the event. Eill see what will happen in the next weeks. 2017-03-19 21:30:58