So you think you can ride a century....
So, a couple of weeks ago I posted about riding 50 miles. Apparently, I was so proud of myself that I went and signed up for the Moab Century in mid September! Early dementia, or heatstroke from this Saturday's ride, not sure which.
I have 14 weeks to prepare, so what I'm thinking is increasing my long ride 5 miles every other week. I bike commute 4 days/week now, riding 30, 16, 30, 18 round trip, do a "long" ride on Saturday, right now at 50 miles (this Saturday will be 55), and Fridays and Sundays off. I can increase the commute to 35-40 miles one or two days a week. The commute is all downhill in the morning and all uphill in the afternoon, gentle incline.
I'm 49 (but in my 50th year!), female, 162 pounds but losing, and ok with my current mileage. Do you think this is a good plan?
I'm riding a new Specialized Ruby Expert, that should be a good bike to ride it, do you think? It's a compact, not a triple, so that's one think I'm wondering about.
Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated! Still trying to eat on the ride, not there, yet. I rode Saturday's 50 without eating and did ok, maybe carrying this extra weight helps with enegy needs?