Ok, since I'm now riding the Palm Springs century with a group, I'm just going to ride it companionably as a member of the group. No one will give a hoot if someone takes off on their own, but we'll probably stick together for the most part.
Having originally read The Time Crunched Cyclist, I've been following that interval program during the week, with way more time & miles on the weekend. My plan for this week before the century was two easy 40-50 mi rides on the weekend, yoga Mon, intervals Tues, swim or second intervals Wed and off Thur & Fri, then the Century ride on Friday.
Now I'm about 40% through Friels Training Bible and Im getting a little mixed up. Im wondering if I should actually try for a little more intensity on this weekends rides? On Sat I have two options- a group ride 20 mi climb at 4-5% grade, about 2800 ft, total distance 44 mi -OR- group ride 25 mi climb at 4-6% grade 3600 ft climb, total distance 46 mi. I'm wanting to do the longer ride with more climbing, is that too much do you think?
Also, what say you on the second interval ride the day after the first? Too much? Ok, if I feel like it. No matter what else I do, Sunday will be an easy 40ish mile ride with just a few little hills.