How to prepare yourself for
long-distance races (*) ?
(*) like Tour Divide
Gunther Desmedt
Finisher Tour Divide 2013
Membe...
Preparation is the key
to succes!
Begin with the end in mind
Mind BikeBody
Preparation
RACE
# Months
# Weeks
# Days
Mind BikeBody
Preparation
# Months before
the race
Winter miles
= Summer smiles
Train like a pro !
Get in the mood
Have a public goal
22
days
Test your equipment
Choose the best bike for the job
Mind BikeBody
Preparation
The last 4 weeks
Get out of town!
Experiment with food
Have a powerful quote!
… and a private goal!
20days
Test
your
bike,
fully
loaded
Finish your gear list
Mind Bike
Preparation
The last days
Body
Treat your body
with healthy food
Believe in yourself, your
preparation and approach
NO STRESS !!!
The last check-up
Mind BikeBody
Racing time !
Stick to your habits
and have fun !
After all … it’s only a race!
Eat to keep rolling
Ride dirty, sleep clean
Use your talisman
when the going gets tough
Remember why you signed up,
… to have fun !
Treat your bike like your body
Read your maps,
look at your GPS.
Preparation is the key
to succes!
Remember:
www.ex1818.be
Gunther Desmedt
/guntherds
/ex1818
Gunther.Desmedt@gmail.com
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Prepare your Body, Mind & Bike for long-distance races like Tour Divide (4.500kms bikepacking self-supporting mountainbike).

All 3 elements should be in sync, some months before the race but especially during the race. Learn to focus during the months and weeks before the race to get the best result during the race.

Contact me on : gunther.desmedt@gmail.com

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How to prepare yourself for long distance races? #tourdivide

  1. 1. How to prepare yourself for long-distance races (*) ? (*) like Tour Divide Gunther Desmedt Finisher Tour Divide 2013 Member of www.ex1818.be
  2. 2. Preparation is the key to succes!
  3. 3. Begin with the end in mind
  4. 4. Mind BikeBody Preparation RACE # Months # Weeks # Days
  5. 5. Mind BikeBody Preparation # Months before the race
  6. 6. Winter miles = Summer smiles
  7. 7. Train like a pro !
  8. 8. Get in the mood
  9. 9. Have a public goal 22 days
  10. 10. Test your equipment
  11. 11. Choose the best bike for the job
  12. 12. Mind BikeBody Preparation The last 4 weeks
  13. 13. Get out of town!
  14. 14. Experiment with food
  15. 15. Have a powerful quote!
  16. 16. … and a private goal! 20days
  17. 17. Test your bike, fully loaded
  18. 18. Finish your gear list
  19. 19. Mind Bike Preparation The last days Body
  20. 20. Treat your body with healthy food
  21. 21. Believe in yourself, your preparation and approach NO STRESS !!!
  22. 22. The last check-up
  23. 23. Mind BikeBody Racing time ! Stick to your habits and have fun ! After all … it’s only a race!
  24. 24. Eat to keep rolling
  25. 25. Ride dirty, sleep clean
  26. 26. Use your talisman when the going gets tough
  27. 27. Remember why you signed up, … to have fun !
  28. 28. Treat your bike like your body
  29. 29. Read your maps, look at your GPS.
  30. 30. Preparation is the key to succes! Remember:
  31. 31. www.ex1818.be Gunther Desmedt /guntherds /ex1818 Gunther.Desmedt@gmail.com
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