getting fit, again, after a year off
So i had surgery last June and then immediately got pregnant. Mr Arab was fit for a 25 mile ride before my surgery based on the fact that he could canter 8 miles and still have more in the tank to keep going. He was really starting to hit his groove.
Needless to say I've not ridden him since June 10. I'm due in 2 months, with no complications at this time that would indicate a c-section but I know that doesn't necessarily mean an easy birth.
There is a 25 mile ride about 2 hours from me on Sept 1. 2 hours is very close given where I live. I really want to make this ride. Is it possible let with just 3.5 to 4 months of getting him and me fit? Should I send him out for a month first so he has a head start? I can start walking earlier than I will be able to ride I would bet.
I just want some kind of plan. Before I was riding him 3 to 4 times a week and I remember that with about a month of mostly walking and easy riding, we were to the point that he could trot the whole 5 mile loop without being too tired. He's naturally pretty sleepy when he's not in work but he seems to gain fitness pretty easily.