Thursday, May 20, 2010
As some of you know, Iím planning to ride in the Paul Bunyan Double Century on Saturday, June 19. That means weíll be riding 200 miles in one day which is 85 miles farther than Iíve ever ridden in one day! This is something Iím taking very seriously because I really want to finish the ride. I donít care how long it takes or what my average speed is but I REALLY want to finish strong.
Therefore, I'm going to blog about my training plan over the next several days. Today I will deal with my on-the-bike plan and then tomorrow about my nutrition plan both of which are equally important. In subsequent days I will blog about various details of these plans.
Hereís my simple five week on-the-bike plan:
Tuesday: Speed Day (10 miles)
Wednesday: Strength Day (25 miles)
Friday: Endurance Day (75-150 miles, starting at the former and then adding 25 miles each week)
Sunday: Recovery Ride (10 Miles)
On the week of the actual ride, I will take Thursday and Friday off as the ride is on Saturday, otherwise the plan will remain the same. In a couple of days Iíll blog about the different exercises I do on speed days, strength days, and endurance days. But first, tomorrow, Iíll address the issue of nutrition.