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Old 03-28-08, 06:51 PM   #1
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Need some opinions

I was right hooked by a car on the way home the 19th.
The most notable injuries include a right arm radial fracture at the elbow and eight stitches in my left knee.
So, the stitches come out in 2 weeks but the radial fracture will take 4 - 6 weeks to heal.
After the stitches come out I can ride indoors on a trainer.
I have a ride in July that is 120 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing.
I was planning on training straight for 5 months to knock it out of the park (so to speak). Now I will be left with maybe 2 months and starting at a lower fitness level than I have been all year.

I was at a fitness level where I could ride a somewhat hilly century in 6 hrs.

My questions are this:
1) Can I train on a trainer to a point where I can raise my fitness level in the two months I have to where I can survive my big ride?
2) Is two months enough time?

I am attempting to decide if I should bail on this ride and if it just too much for me with all I have been through lately.

What would you do? I almost think that if I bail the motorist wins. This is frustrating.
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Old 03-28-08, 07:13 PM   #2
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Don't make the decision to bail or not now. Wait a while and see how things progress.

As far as the trainer goes, it depends on how seriously you take it. I've managed to raise my fitness level quite a bit using a trainer over the winter.

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That makes sense. Guess I need to develop a better training program with my trainer. Or an actual training program.
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