The Camel – Enduroman training

Tokai, The Mast, Silvermine Loop

What on earth is Enduroman you ask?

Check out the site here. Basically this is a new off road triathlon to be held in Franschoek. In my opinion the distances involved put it in the league of Ironman.

Enduroman takes us on a journey of a 2,5 km swim in the Breede River Dam, 90 km Mountainbike route and a 21 km trail run. The profile for the MTB shows 2400m of climb. Wow! Ok so how do I train for this?

So on Saturday I went looking for a hill and what better place to go than Tokai.

From the bottom gate I headed up to the Mast, back to the junction up to do the Silvermine Loop and back to the bottom. Awesome ride with plenty of climbing. Perfect in fact as it was 45 km with 1350 m of ascent. Pretty much exactly half of Enduroman! The training has started and my psyche is high!!

Altitude profile showing speed. can you spot where I repaired a puncture?
Altitude profile showing speed. can you spot where I repaired a puncture?

 

2 thoughts on “The Camel – Enduroman training

  1. You are going to have to run up to the Dam at Silvermine with wetsuit in your pack (good strenth training) go for a swim, then run back…

    Or you could cycle up with your wetsuit in your pack, swim, then run, before cycling back…

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