Training for the IPWR is extremely difficult. When I say that, I mean difficult logistically, mentally, physically and does anyone really know how to train for something like this?
Training for the IPWR is extremely difficult.
I commenced longer km’s in November 2018. I already had a reasonable base, as I’ve cycled for too many years to mention! The November, December period also involved a trip to NZ for a good mates 50th. There were 22 of us, so probably not ideal physical prep, but a huge amount of fun!
Full commitment to IPWR came after Boxing Day. I set off on a 5 day trip to Bendigo, VIC from Taree, NSW. I had to get there to help out my son and lend a hand to the GPM STULZ NRS Team at National Titles being held in Ballarat.
The ride consisted of 5 days of extreme heat and 2 of the longest days I’ve had in the saddle. I got through well enough to make the jump into the big one.
I’ve squeezed as much as I can in. I’ve overnighted at Scotts Head (about 180km from home) and done multiple +200’s. I’ve also kept racing at my local club and done our “quick”
As I’ve said, squeezing family & work life in has meant that I will be underdone, however, I think that this won’t worry me too much as I’d rather be under than overdone for this event.
I guess we will see if my thinking works, I hope so. No doubt even the fittest youngest rider will do it tough.