TRAINING PLAN: JAN 20 - JAN 27

We are beginning this journey on an auspicious day- one that is significant to Tibetans and marks a change of Power I've been hoping for the last 4 years. Let new beginnings of a better, Climate Change combative world flourish.

An integral part of my journey in both training and racing the DT is to deepen the understanding of human connection to land. For me, that means re-connecting with Tibetan/Himalayan expertise and relational cosmology of the Great Outdoors. What that will actually look like in daily practice? We’ll figure that out together. 

 

The Goal of all this physical madness is two fold: 

1) Finish the entirety of the Tour Divide race in one complete Moon cycle. (28 days = meeting in the middle of the 27 days it takes for full planetary orbit and 29 days of the Observation from Earth)

and

2) Become the first person of Tibetan heritage to finish the Great Divide Mountain Bike Race- to highlight Tibetan/Himalayan excellence in the Outdoors and invite more of Us to ride.  

EVERYDAY 
15 min Stretch- x2: AM & PM
WED  1/20. Lhakar*
Full Body Yoga + 30 min Core workout
THURS 1/21
60 mile ride
FRI 1/22
Fast-as-you-can 25 mile ride (my goal is a 12mph avg)
SAT 1/23
60+ mile ride with the Nutmeg Wheelers
SUN 1/24
60+ mile ride with the Nutmeg Wheelers
MON 1/25
Full Body Yoga + 30 min Core workout
TUE 1/26
10k run

General Notes from Coach Ron:

  • Get protein rich, nutrient-dense foods within the first hour post workout, such as beans and bananas (ron LOVES beans right now *lol)
  • Focus on QUALITY HOURS not just miles on the bike
  • Strengthen the core! 
  • Pre hydrate with 2-3 glasses of water before any activity

6 comments

Chris

Well rounded plan! You can do it!

HB

This is an admirable project and an honor to your heritage, thank you for sharing! Your first training week looks like what I hope to reach in the final week of mine… Superstar! When do you plan to start the DT?

Ken Geel

Great goal and game plan! I attempted the GDMBR route in 2011, but had to abandon my attempt after 9 days due to a Achilles tendon issue. Pretty happy that I managed to get in just shy of 1300 miles. Enjoy the journey!

Proj Brest

Blessings and best of luck in your endeavour.

Ben M

Awesome! Great, positive plan.

I’ve always loved Josh Kato’s approach of just riding as many “good miles” as he can.

I’ll be there in ‘22

Godspeed!

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