I want to do a proper 100 mile century in three weeks. It's supported (eat and rest stops), so i can strip down my bike to the essentials, which will help.
I've been mostly commuting on my Cannondale T-2000 (touring bike) for 6 miles round trip, 5 days a week for the last year plus. I've been slacking on my usual training rides (an 18 mile loop), down to about twice a month now. I ride those at about 18-19 mph average. I ride about 50 miles a week these days, mostly commuting, as i said, since i don't have a car. I am 34 years old, 158 pounds, pulse at rest is 44. I rode around the smokies (about 150 miles total) on a tandem, fully loaded (including my wife!) touring, about two months ago, too.
Am i ready for this ride? What should i do to prepare myself? Also, what should i be eating? Can i just
I don't have too much free time for training (busy grad student), so i want a compact training schedule, if possible.