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Metric Century Prep?
I've been commuting by bike for a little under a year, and now I'm looking to work up to riding a century -- hopefully sometime this summer. There's a metric century coming up in a couple of weeks that I'm hoping to do as a first step.
I had big plans for training in the weeks leading up to it, but between the rain and family commitments that hasn't come together. I ride between 80 and 100 miles a week at about 12-14 mph, 11 miles each way twice a day. The route for the MC ride is pretty flat. Will I make it?
I'm also wondering how I should prepare the week of the ride. I was thinking about trying to get out for a 40-miler the weekend before the ride and then using public transit to cut my commute riding down to about 10 total miles a day the week of the ride.
Am I overthinking this? Will it be easy or hard?