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    Planning for my first metric

    I'll be taking part in a metric century on the 14th and now that it's less than two weeks away I wanted to get some input as to how to be ready. I've got the miles under me (over 400 for the season, 300 of those in May) and I don't think the distance should be a huge problem as I have been hitting 30+ on a regular basis with relative ease and those rides have been at around 17.5-18.5mph. I'd like to get one 40 mile ride in prior to the event just to stretch it out a bit but other than that I feel ready.

    I don't plan on riding that fast for this event, I was thinking 15-16mph, find a middle group and just stick with them.

    My primary question is about the week of the ride...how much should I ride prior? Should I take two days off before? 3? a short ride then 2? Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan112 View Post
    I'll be taking part in a metric century on the 14th and now that it's less than two weeks away I wanted to get some input as to how to be ready. I've got the miles under me (over 400 for the season, 300 of those in May) and I don't think the distance should be a huge problem as I have been hitting 30+ on a regular basis with relative ease and those rides have been at around 17.5-18.5mph. I'd like to get one 40 mile ride in prior to the event just to stretch it out a bit but other than that I feel ready.

    I don't plan on riding that fast for this event, I was thinking 15-16mph, find a middle group and just stick with them.

    My primary question is about the week of the ride...how much should I ride prior? Should I take two days off before? 3? a short ride then 2? Thanks in advance.
    Ride a metric 1 week before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Ride a metric 1 week before.
    Really? Do you mean a consecutive 62 miles or 62 miles for the week? I've heard that if you can comfortably cover about 2/3's the distance you should be good to go.
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