This is my first year as a cyclist. I have put in about 1800 road miles since March. My longest ride I did this summer was 65 miles.
My plan is to do the Hilly Hundred in the fall of 2011 and maybe try a century if I am feeling really good next summer. Then in either 2012 or 2013 (probably 2013), I am planning on attempting R.A.I.N. R.A.I.N. is a 160 mile ride through central Indiana from the Indiana/Illinois border to the Indiana/Ohio border.
I have some questions about how to go about training for an event like R.A.I.N. I'm not looking to race the event. I just want to be able to complete and enjoy the event.
How much weekly mileage should I work up to?
Also, is adding 10% per week the way to go?
How many centuries should I complete in the spring and early summer prior to the event in mid-July?