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3/19/12 3:34 P

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Ann that is great.. good for you,, I am doing my first century as well June 3rd its the Tour De Cure for diabetes association. matter of fact kick off party is tomorrow,
I got to get out there and get some pledges too. I have an Idea floating in my head I
want to go to the local park where everyone walks and rides and sell water bottles for two dollars and all the money goes to the event now does any one think that is ok?
my husband said it might not fly but I look at it this way I would pay two dollars for a bottle of water and the money went towards a good cause..
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Keep up the good work Ann. got to post your results. are you keeping a log.. I have a log going starting today well yesterday I am not counting the cycling I did in the winter for my trainer but since feb I have rode 16 times I have now started to keep track of miles which is 18 since yesterday.. my goal is to have 70 before the event.

Ride on..
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3/16/12 12:33 A

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Don't forget to pee!

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3/16/12 12:09 A

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Welcome, sounds like you have things well in hand. I agree with not sitting at the rest stops too long. I much prefer to just grab a snack, and get back on the road so my legs don't cool down too much.

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3/15/12 10:50 P

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You will have no trouble. Just don't sit too long at the rest stations.

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3/15/12 9:55 P

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SAG can be a real bonus on these rides. A cycling buddy of mine had some great SAG help with her bike last year.

Your plans sound real solid and very much on track to an awesome time!

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3/15/12 9:45 P

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3/15/12 9:40 P

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Thanks for all the hints, tips and advice.

I intend to ride at about 16mph (6+ hours in the saddle.)
In addition to riding and running, I do three weight training sessions per week, focusing on core, arms + legs.
I use a Camelback for water, and Hammer Nutrition gels for extra carbohydrates as needed. I also have two bottle cradles in which I carry HEED (electrolyte) supplement.

The Century is early June, when our weather is still cool at start time and not too hot for the entire race day.
Fresh fruit, water and energy replacing snacks are available rest stops positioned every 10-18 miles throughout the course.
Sag wagons rove the course with water and road assistance to help riders experiencing mechanical trouble or those who become too fatigued to finish.

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Kudos to your upcoming century! Love the challenge of long rides, have done a few centuries, both rural and urban (New York City Century last year). Cool that you live in the area where the century ride is going to be...no surprises for you! That's a lot of climbing you've got to prepare for! Just KNOW you're going to love it! :-)

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3/15/12 9:23 P

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I think you would be able to ride 100 miles today with all the duration events.

Remember, intensity, duration, and frequency. If you plan to ride that century how fast do you plan to ride it? Riding with a group even 2 or 3 people can really help you. Taking turns doing the work, some there if you have a problem, and the motivation to keep going.

I've done a lot of these and have been a ride marshal for many. At about mile 75 to 80 if it's really hot, windy, not enough duration, didn't drink or eat enough, it will catch up to people. I'm usually alone riding up on people from behind, helping with mechanical or other issues and then catching up until there is another problem. Basically I do them alone.

You are doing a lot of duration. Any fast intervals or strength training?



I train alone most of the time but I can do the group thing.

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3/15/12 7:01 P

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Am I the endurance type? Yes!
With training, I have, in the past three years: Ridden a half century, and run a 50K (31 miles)
My "every day" runs are 6-10 miles and rides are routinely 30-40 miles (trail and/or road.)

I prefer solitary training! Just me, my bike (or running shoes) and the open road or trail. I'm familiar with the route for the Century and have it downloaded for training purposes.
The ride is not as hilly as it could be...bearing in mind the elevation profile is already 6200ft-7580ft.
See it here: elephantrockride.com/course.html
I live, and train in the area.

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3/15/12 6:27 P

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Are you the endurance type? From your history you can do long durations, correct? You will be on the bike in the saddle for 5 hours or more depending on your speed.

It wouldn't hurt to search for more plans and make a custom one combining the best parts. Do your speed work and intervals. Then get in those long slow distance rides for your base. Do you know how to suck a wheel or will you be riding with a group of people you know? Working as a team will help over that distance.

Is there a lot of climbing? Probably.

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Thanks for the warm welcomes.

I have 2-3 training plans at my disposal, including the one offered by the race organizers and one from Active.com I just need to decide which is going to be best for me.

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3/15/12 6:01 P

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No problem. You seem really motivated. There are plenty of programs that help you prepare for a century.

Get your base miles in and make sure you are fit properly (bike, saddle, shoes, etc).

Don't just focus on distance. Do some short fast rides and work for intervals and efficiency.

If you have done 50 on a MTB, you will have no problem.

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Welcome to the team Anne! This team has some very knowable (ha! Is that a word?) folks on it. It is a great group!
Good luck with your races coming up and with that century race!

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My name is Anne, I'm 53 and live in Colorado. I learned to ride a bike about 50 years ago...graduating from a trike, to two wheels (with trainers!) to regular, leisure cycling, and to mountain biking when we moved to Colorado. Last year I took up road cycling, and now that the weather here is finally improving, I've dusted off "Lady Cannondale" (Cannondale Synapse) and have registered for the Elephant Rock, Century ride. (I rode a 1/2 Century three years ago, on a mountain bike!)

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