How to prepare yourself for long distance races? #tourdivide

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Prepare your Body, Mind & Bike for long-distance races like Tour Divide (4.500kms bikepacking self-supporting mountainbike). …

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.

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