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Old 07-07-08, 03:08 PM
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Century

Got a century in Vermont coming up on Saturday. While I feel pretty prepared now, what do you guys think my training regiment, or lack thereof, should look like for this week. I did a moderately hilly 40 miler on Saturday, followed God's lead and did nothing Sunday, and did a quick, relaxed 25 today.

Friday will most likely have to be a day off, as I will have to drive a couple hours to a friend of mine's house where I'll be staying that night.

Obviously this is pretty vague, but in general, should I be doing mad hills this week, or keep my legs generally rested?
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My two cents,

Have your last hard workout tomorrow like intervals. I had a double century 2 weekends ago. The weekend before it I did 60 miles on sat, and 75 on Sunday. Then I taught my group ride class on Tuesday. That was all i did. Completed the double!. Oh it was 100 on sat and 100 on sunday.
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Botto.

When you give advice it does make a lot sense, just a couple more words from "incorrect".
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Originally Posted by peiffer83 View Post
My two cents,

Have your last hard workout tomorrow like intervals. I had a double century 2 weekends ago. The weekend before it I did 60 miles on sat, and 75 on Sunday. Then I taught my group ride class on Tuesday. That was all i did. Completed the double!. Oh it was 100 on sat and 100 on sunday.
Two consecutive days of 100 mile rides is not a double century.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Two consecutive days of 100 mile rides is not a double century.
correct.
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Are you riding the Prouty???

Its pretty flat for a new england century (I think it has ~2200 ft total climbing, a couple of medium steady gradients), not very difficult at all if you've been riding a bit this year.
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My two cents- Work hard or long tomorrow but don't overdo it. Wednesday take an easier or shorter ride with lots of spinning and without too much of an elevated heart rate. Thursday and Friday rest, drink lots of fluids and eat sensibly but well. Good luck, I'm sure you will do well.
Is it your first?
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Originally Posted by Bikedud View Post
My two cents- Work hard or long tomorrow but don't overdo it. Wednesday take an easier or shorter ride with lots of spinning and without too much of an elevated heart rate. Thursday and Friday rest, drink lots of fluids and eat sensibly but well. Good luck, I'm sure you will do well.
Is it your first?
which is it?
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Originally Posted by markyore View Post
Are you riding the Prouty???

Its pretty flat for a new england century (I think it has ~2200 ft total climbing, a couple of medium steady gradients), not very difficult at all if you've been riding a bit this year.
Yep, that's the one I'm doing. That is really flat considering it's in Vermont.

Thanks for the advice guys –*training as well as grammar
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