Met with Ryan at the gym today to discuss a training plan for LEJOG. He suggested increasing the mileage as follows:
So approx 120 miles per week in Jan with the 4th week being a recovery week before upping the weekly mileage each month until I’m doing 200 miles per week in April. I’ll aim to include increasingly long rides and perhaps for one week in March do 3 consecutive daily rides of around 70 miles.
I’ll be using the gym to build some cardiovascular fitness as well as taking advantage of it during recovery weeks.
Also got some exercises to do to strengthen my trapezius muscles to minimise neck pain/stiffness on longer rides (I mentioned I suffer from this).
All very useful stuff.