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3 day, 375 mile tour of PR

Old 09-03-19, 08:24 AM
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3 day, 375 mile tour of PR

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I would consider myself to be an average century type rider. I ride anywhere from 0 to 100+ miles a week, and complete my century rides in the 5-5:45hour range. I have signed up for the 3 day 375 mile tour of PR and have no idea how to properly train for this event. I have come up with a 4 month training plan (pic below), but honestly do not know if it is a good plan or not. Any suggestions or training ideas is much appreciated!

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I don't think anyone who can do a 5 hour century is an average rider. If you have no problem riding a 5 hour century, a 3 day 375 mile ride won't be too bad even if it has a lot more hills than you are accustomed to.
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I don't consider you an average century rider either. But what I'm not seeing from your training plan is doing back-to-back long rides. 3 days, 375 miles means 125 miles per day. No big deal to knock out a 125 mile day given your current training. But how will you feel on the second day or the third day? The only way to know is to try it out.
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Maybe I led to on with my first post. I do my centuries in that time frame, but I am hurting pretty good for that type of effort.

I do do agree that my worry is the day after the first, as it is supposedly 155 miles, and ends with a very long climb.

Being that hat this is such a long race, and it is in Jan, making it hard to train on anything but inside, what type of workouts would you suggest to get ready for this. I assume day after day is the best way to get used to that type of pain management, but is there any specific workout I could do to replicate these types of harsh days without all the time and distance?
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