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Old 03-11-19, 08:47 AM
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abshipp 
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Couch-To-200K in 6 Weeks

It looks like we finally are getting some good riding weather along with the extra usable daylight from the time change, so I've started to look more in to my cycling goals for this year.

I had planned on riding the GLR opening 200K from Evanston Il, and I just realized that it is in less than 6 weeks

We've had a nasty winter here in Illinois this year, and since the 1st of the year I have only 67 miles over 5 rides.

Is it even realistic to try and get ready for this 200k in such a short amount of time? Or am I setting myself up to get hurt from overtraining?

It does look pretty flat, only 2500' of elevation gain over the entire course, but I'm trying not to be too dismissive of the challenge just because it's fairly flat. It's still a long day in the saddle.
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