Well, I did it second time! Metric century on Sunday in a preparation to a real one. This was also my first organized ride ( Cream City Century in WI) and I liked it a lot. Riding in a group is more fun ( and faster speed too).
And now the big date is set for real century - September 16th I am doing 100 miles in North Shore Century in Chicago. Question is - should I try 75 mi some time before 16th? I felt OK after 62-miles yesterday and even went on easy 21 mile recovery ride today after work. I have 2 weekends before the century and there is a ride with 75 mile option 1 week before century. Is it a good idea to go? Or take it easy with couple of 40 milers or another metric?
And another big goal is to finally get under 280 lbs. My weight loss progress is not as good as my speed on a bike - only lost 15 lbs compare to 30 lbs last year.