I have 8 weeks to get ready. I'm a newb, with one century under my belt, and not a strong climber. I'm using this workout from the Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling to prepare (beginning with week 3):
Since this is a very hilly century, with 11k ft of climbing up to 25% grade, how should I slant my prep work, or what extras should I do to be ready for these hills? I have plenty of hills nearby to work with.