First post over here in training and nutrition...
I'm a recreational rider, but love to ride and love to push myself. Started riding again last August after coming of a 100+ pound weight loss. Just did my first 50+ (51.2) mile ride this weekend, in 2:52. Could have gone longer but time constraints prevented it. Certainly not a speed demon but respectable I think?
Anyway, I would like to complete a century before the summer is over. My problem is limited time to train. I have three kids, wife, house, etc...y'all know the drill. Most of my riding occurs after dinner, giving me 30-60 minutes usually to squeeze a ride in. I usually get a longer ride in on one of the weekend days, as I did the ride this past Saturday.
What would be the best way for me to use those after dinner rides to prep for a century? I know it's not ideal...but in the reality of life it's what I have to work with, and I'd like to use that time to my best advantage.