I am currently working towards completing my first century ride this spring. I'm recently new to biking, last year my typical rides were 25-30miles but since the winter I've been riding only 15-20 a few times a week on my recumbent styled exercise bike mainly with my work commute which is short.
All though Ohios spring looks to be greater then 8 weeks away I have been using a 8 week century guide found on a bicycling.com article to keep me focused and upping my ride lengths from the causal shorter rides I've been doing. But I worry its not enough, everything I read stresses most important issue is saddle time, which isn't possible atm and this trainer is no where near similar as it has a huge seating area. Not to mention the more low profile of seat/pedal ratio..am I worrying myself up about nothing? It'll atleast train my legs and heart to keep pumping for longer periods of time right?