Training for a 2600mile, unsupported, first one there wins race is a bit of a behemoth undertaking. Most people would simply consider the best way to train by going out and riding as much as possible at their all day pace, I’d disagree. Having spent the past few years training to road race and time trial, I’ve learned a few things, both to do and definitely to not do!
With the help from Le Col Collection.
There were a few things I wanted to accomplish in training for Transcontinental 2015. Improving my fat metabolism, so my body is good or better at fuelling my effort from fat rather than carbohydrate. Improve my ability to ride all day at a good pace, raise my threshold and also build solid endurance. Improve my mental ability, to just turn off and ride.