Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Training schedule for a 200 km ride over 2 days (100 km each day)
I am looking for a training schedule for a ride that is 100 km, 2 days in a row. This is not a race so I am not concerned with how fast I do it, I just have to train for the distance. I have looked online and cannot find anything.
-The ride is June 9 & 10, so I have 11 weeks from now to build up the distance.
-100 km the first day, 100 km the second day
-I've started riding outside now that the weather is getting better here in Ontario. I've started at 25 km for the last 2 weeks. Going to increase to 35 or 40 km this weekend.
-The ride schedule given to me by the event coordinators goes by TIME on the road. I don't like that, I prefer to know what km's i'm doing each week and it doesn't matter to me how long it takes. The event is not a race, so we can complete it in our own time.
-Should I build up to 100 km at some point in the next 11 weeks, or is this like a marathon where you don't necessarily run 42k before the race?
-Also, since I'll be riding 100 km for 2 days in a row, how many times should I ride 2 days in a row during my training?
-I'm just not sure how fast to build up, if I should try riding 100km 2 days in a row PRIOR to the event, and where to build in rest days and tapering. Rest days and tapering are important to me since I don't want to get injured before the event.
-I wish I could just find a schedule that is already done up for me, but I haven't been able to find anything.
Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has a schedule, I can give you my email address to send it to me.