I'm 18, a freshman in college, and raced the collegiate mountain bike season. The road season is coming up fast, and I have about two months to get into shape. I do not know my V02 max, or even what these cryptic terms mean, but I am looking to be competitive in "Class C" races, which I would assume correlate to Cat 5 UCSF road races. I also plan to race UCSF during the summer.
Anyways, I havent ridden outside of a not-so-strenuous commute in the past three months. What is the best way for me to get in the best shape possible in a two month time span? Obviously, I will continue to train as the season continues, and I plan to train over the summer as well. I don't consider myself to be in good shape at all, but am certainly not fat, by American standards (6'4" 177lbs).
I have invested in a nice set of rollers, and have a cadence measurement on my cyclocomputer.
I'm not sure I'm ready to invest in a heart rate monitor yet, so workouts based on heart rate aren't going to help much.
Thanks a bunch for your help and advice.