Has a magic bike
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2015 Fuji Norcom Straight, 2014 BMC GF01, 2013 Trek Madone
I completed a 12 week training plan for a non-competive, fairly flat (3000 ft elevation change) century recently. This was my first century. I rode 43 training rides, 1200 total miles. I had three training rides of 75, 85, and 93 miles, completing the 93 mile ride two weeks before my event. These three long rides were invaluable in being prepared for my century- nutrition, psychology, and logistics. I learned the details of the route I would be riding and basically duplicated that in my training. By the end of the training period, I was riding approx 150 mi per week. I schedule two light training weeks into the plan.