How to prepare yourself for the Togo Jungle Challenge ?
Good preparation is crucial if you want to participate in an extreme mountain bike challenge (marathon) like this. You need very good endurance. When you’re optimally conditioned you can really enjoy it, you will certainly have more fun and the experience will be even more intense! It is important that you start training at least 4 months prior to the event. Make sure you work up your weekly hours to a minimum of 10hours/week at the end of the first two months. 2 months before the event you should slowly start to increase the intensity as well as the duration of your rides. Training needs to start at a higher volume and/or intensity than the previous 2 months. Interval training will be necessary. Work up your weekly hours to a minimum of 15hours/week.
2 Weeks prior to the event you should back off slightly and give your body time to fully recover and regenerate for what lies ahead.
During all these months of hard work you’ll undoubtedly discover a strength you never thought you had and your life will never be the same.
AN EXAMPLE OF A PERSONAL TRAINING SCHEME:
The first six weeks :
The Last six weeks: