A co-worker has coerced me to do some long rides with him. I am so not ready to ride that I'm wondering if I'm crazy. The target ride is a 200K brevet on April 5. Due to work, the holidays, colds that have been making the rounds at home thanks to my daughter's pre-K class, and a storage shed that I'm building, I've got essentially no miles for the last 2 months.
I've looked at several of the 10 week century training guides. Since a 200K is only 29 miles longer than a century, I added 2 weeks to the schedule. According to my calculations, if I begin now and can stick with the schedule I can be ready.
My concern is with a base of very little riding for the last couple months, and being way heavier than I should be, that I'm setting myself up for injury. Does anyone think it's realistic to try to make this ride, or should I set my target on something a bit later in the season?