When is it too close to event to lose LARD

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  1. I'm going to do the deathride July 12. Ideally, I should prob be at about 160. I'm 174 now, only 6
    weeks to go.

    I've gotten a lot beter at climbing even though i've only lost about 3-4 pounds in the
    last 2 months.

    I realize I probably won't make my goal weight, but my question is when should I stop trying to lose
    weight before the ride? 3 days? A week? 10 days?

    This is serious, I need some ice cream.
     
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  2. Jeff Potter

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    Offhand, why not eat carbs around the time you train then lay off them otherwise? Maybe that would
    work. Man, extra weight sure makes you suffer in the hills! But you don't want to sacrifice strength
    or endurance. So eat protein for muscle and carbs around workouts. Increase your workouts a bit? I'd
    think you could do this kind of thing up to 2 weeks before a huge ride like that. That's my two
    bits. Let's see what the pro's say.

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  3. remove the polite word to reply <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm going to do the deathride July 12. Ideally, I should prob be at about 160. I'm 174 now, only 6
    > weeks to go.

    > I've gotten a lot beter at climbing even though i've only lost about 3-4 pounds in the last
    > 2 months.

    > I realize I probably won't make my goal weight, but my question is when should I stop trying to
    > lose weight before the ride? 3 days? A week? 10 days?

    > This is serious, I need some ice cream.

    I say starve right up until the day of the ride. Ice cream is for wimps. Denial makes you stronger.
    After all, you are doing something called the "Death Ride," right? Why should you expect to enjoy
    it? Just because it's a tour (or, in rbr language, Fred Ride) that you are doing voluntarily, and
    not a race? That's a weak excuse. Ask yourself if LANCE,
    Mr. Weighs-His-Oatmeal, would be eating ice cream.

    Ben did a Fred Ride on Sunday, including unsanctioned beer stop; enjoyed it
     
  4. Warren

    Warren Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Benjamin Weiner <[email protected]> wrote:

    > remove the polite word to reply <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm going to do the deathride July 12. Ideally, I should prob be at about 160. I'm 174 now, only
    > > 6 weeks to go.
    >
    > > I've gotten a lot beter at climbing even though i've only lost about 3-4 pounds in the last 2
    > > months.
    >
    > > I realize I probably won't make my goal weight, but my question is when should I stop trying to
    > > lose weight before the ride? 3 days? A week? 10 days?
    >
    > > This is serious, I need some ice cream.

    If you do all the mountain passes (7?) you'll be riding for 8+ hours. You'd better have a full tank
    of glycogen before you start.

    -WG
     
  5. Jeff Potter

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    remove the polite word to reply wrote:

    > This is serious, I need some ice cream.

    You don't need icecream unless you live in Vienna or Italy. Now THERE you need icecream. But it only
    comes in little cones.

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  6. [email protected] (remove the polite word to reply) wrote in message
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    > I'm going to do the deathride July 12. Ideally, I should prob be at about 160. I'm 174 now, only 6
    > weeks to go.
    >
    > I've gotten a lot beter at climbing even though i've only lost about 3-4 pounds in the last
    > 2 months.
    >
    > I realize I probably won't make my goal weight, but my question is when should I stop trying to
    > lose weight before the ride? 3 days? A week? 10 days?
    >
    > This is serious, I need some ice cream.

    According to this race report from accomplished racer Jason Waddell subject: Lance shows at local
    race (Feb 2002) it is ok to drop lard as late as 70 miles into an 80 mile race.

    LA: Are you gonna take your pull? JW: Uh, I'm a sprinter and don't go uphill very well
    LB: well get dropped then

    RVD
     
  7. Jeff Potter

    Jeff Potter Guest

    That is still one of the very best things posted here to RBR. OK, maybe it's the best.

    The best thing reported to RBT (I think) was when George Mount showed up to a raging flamewar about
    custom frames and said basically that he'd raced in worldclass events on dozens of customs and
    storeboughts and never thought their angles or tubing mattered one iota and generally didn't know
    any of these stats about his bikes and sometimes would forget which frame he was riding at the time.
    Something like that. It shut up those guys in one blow.

    Rik Van Diesel wrote:

    > According to this race report from accomplished racer Jason Waddell subject: Lance shows at local
    > race (Feb 2002) it is ok to drop lard as late as 70 miles into an 80 mile race.
    >
    > LA: Are you gonna take your pull? JW: Uh, I'm a sprinter and don't go uphill very well
    > LA: well get dropped then.

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  8. On Thu, 22 May 2003 11:25:36 -0400, Jeff Potter wrote:
    >The best thing reported to RBT (I think) was when George Mount showed up

    Who?
     
  9. "Ewoud Dronkert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 22 May 2003 11:25:36 -0400, Jeff Potter wrote:
    > >The best thing reported to RBT (I think) was when George Mount showed up
    >
    > Who?

    Very Famous Racer. He might have come close to winning a kermesse once.
     
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