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    Going from 7 miles/day to a Century (Part II)

    So I have a potential 5 day weekend coming up. I would like to do a bigger ride, maybe a 25 mile loop. Is this too much of jump? Should I try to do a bigger ride every other day? I want to dedicate this big weekend to seeing what I am reasonably capable of.

    Or should see how much time I can spend in the saddle, say, aim for three hours of straight cycling?
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    I see no reason not to tackle a 25 mile ride. Just do it.
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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    So what if I did a 25ish mile ride Saturday, rest day Sunday and knocked out another on Monday? Too close together??

    I used to do 30 milers every weekend. Its just been like 3 years!! Only difference is, my daily commute is plenty hilly, so that must count for something, right?!
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    Just see how you feel after the first ride. Maybe you will be ready to go the next day or maybe you will want a day or two off. Drink plenty of water before during and after your ride(s) and eat healthly grub. This will help with recovery time.

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