I've started to take biking a bit more serious lately, especially because of my health. I'm 24, 5'8" and weigh 220 lbs. I've only been biking for about 2 weeks on a really old SR racing bike (currently saving for something lighter, something around $600-800, what should i get?) and i put in about 50 miles a week with moderate intensity ( 14 mph). My goal is to loose about 40 lbs for a race that's going to take place in September of 2006, and of course build up the necessary requirements to be able to finish fairly well this race.
How should i train for this? Are 50 miles a week enough?
Thanks to all who reply.