Help with training questions for Seattle - to - Portland (STP) in 2014
Have spent most of the summer off my bike due to a car wreck. Figgered I needed a challenge, and have landed on the STP in a day next summer. The lack of climbing is certainly appealing, but 200 miles is still 200 miles.
I would appreciate your advice on training for this. Currently, I am back on my steed 3-4 days a week with my commute (17 mi RT with some decent climbing). In and of itself, that ain't beginning to be enough miles, but I will start adding weekends with the local club, usually 40-60 miles on a Saturday ride in the winter. I usually do my 18 mile lunch time trial on nice days in the winter, adding some more miles.
55 yrs old, over weight but losing it now that I am back on my bike, and so far have three friends willing to give this a go, so we'll have a paceline (hoping to get 6-8 fellow idiots).
Your advice is appreciated.