Okay, so after 20-odd years of not cycling, I got the bug again after watching the Tour de France. I went out an picked up an entry level road bike (stay cheap in case the enthusiasm wears off in a few months) and I am thinking of entering one of the short (20 or 25 mile) legs of the local Century Ride at the end of September.
I took the bike out for the first spin on Sunday and did about 30 minutes of moderate hill climb (200 or 300 vertical feet rise over 1.5 to 2 miles) before I was beat. Average speed was about 13 mph, with 8 or 9 on the uphill grade.
Any suggestions for the best approach to training for this? By "best" I mean, what do you suggest will be the most productive use of the next 4 weeks to help me succeed on this ride? Oh, and if you're riding the Honolulu Century ride, you can wave on the way by as you drop me =-)