I am getting back on the bike after about a two year hiatus. I am 22 decently athletic, a former track and XC runner.
I have been riding for the past two weeks and will continue to ride to get ready for a the LIVESTRONG ride on July 12th. My longest ride the past few weeks has been 55 miles, averaging about 15.5 mph with some moderate climbs. I am riding about 5 days a week, usually logging 175ish miles. I take two days off either back to back after longer rides or at different times throughout the week.
I keep reading that time in the saddle is essential to a century, I am not too worried about speed for this first one, I just want to finish. I am going to try and do a metric century this weekend...
Any training advice is much appreciated or feedback on the course from anyone who has done it last year! I am nervous about the Category 1 climb!