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    Who else is riding? I'm going for my 5th (and probably final) Atta.
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    Damn.. I've just tried to enter, but they've put me on a waiting list

    I've always wanted to do it. Actually entered and tried training for it one December but then.... too many beers, wine, chops, etc..... Never got to the starting line. But that was about 4-years ago. Things have changed since.

    From what I gather it is quite a tough race; I think it'll take me 10-11 hours?

    I am reasonably fit (training for a triathlon at the moment), but what kind of training would you recommend, given the fact that there's only about 4 months left?
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    Lots. Build up to about new years day, gradually increasing the number of hours per week. If you can hit 10 hours per week by november, you should be fine. Take a few easier weeks in between to recover.

    Lots of (steep) climbing - the atta has something like 2700m of climbing. But do some rolling hills as well - that will prepare you for the second halve of the race.

    If possible, see if you can do one long ride before the race, 2000m of climbing. That should give you confidence. After that, it is all about race strategy: take it easy until about 10km to go.
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    Will be on the start line once again. I cannot wait.

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    Doing my first one next year.

    Some serious training on the way!
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    I see the route has some minor changes. They have posted it on their website. But don't worry, we are all still going to suffer.

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    AllyG, are you still looking for an entry? I can't make it due to family commitments.
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    The Attakwas was superbly organised as always. I was well on track for a sub7 finish but the climb up to the last waterpoint broke me. Stopped for about ten minutes at the last waterpoint to regain composure and get going again. Ended up with 7:17.

    The CBC beer at the finish was awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappa se Windhond View Post
    The Attakwas was superbly organised as always. I was well on track for a sub7 finish but the climb up to the last waterpoint broke me. Stopped for about ten minutes at the last waterpoint to regain composure and get going again. Ended up with 7:17.

    The CBC beer at the finish was awesome!

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    Excellent time, well done!
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