Hi folks. Riding a Century on Saturday with a friend. I'm interested in any pearls of wisdom I can gather with respect to preparation during the next week.
I've been riding hard since May. To give particulars- 702 miles in August, and I'll have more than that in September, barring a problem of some kind. I ride every other day, and ride between 50-60 miles per. My routes are aggressive and I seek out big climbs. In short, I've been in a legit HTFU mode.
Rode a fairly intense 53 yesterday (Saturday). Lots of big climbs at a tough pace. My PLAN, and I'm open to critique is:
-Ride a hard 50+ tomorrow or Tuesday (moving my kid into the dorm Monday...).
-Spin a fairly easy 30-ish miles on Wednesday.
-take Thursday and Friday off
-Century on Saturday. We are not aiming for lots of climbing here.
Now, given that I've been doing 50-60 every other day in August and September, is it even wise or necessary to back off a bit prior to the Century?
Nutrition on Friday?