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1/21/14 9:39 P

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I googled plain old century ride, although this is more mileage than a metric, it may give you idea's that you can tailor to fit what it is you are doing. I did a century last year and I had even bought a new bike at the beginning of my training, YIKES! So if you haven't trained for any rides like this and if you want a little unsolicited advice, find the comfort as early as you can. Saddle, peddles, riding pants, etc. Also train for the terrain as best you can (if the ride is out of your state I would suggest finding out the route and go from there). Ok done giving advice.
Good luck! Have fun!

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1/21/14 5:37 A

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I've always used the century training plan and just used it up until the 60 mile mark. The important part of the training is getting your butt and cardiovascular system use to the time in the saddle. What is the furthest distance you can ride today? That is your starting point. How many weeks do you have before your metric century? Build your distance each weekend until you are all set for your metric. I would use the local bike club scheduled rides as my training rides - building up to 50 or 55 miles before my planned metric ride.

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1/20/14 2:34 P

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You can use a Century and multiply it by .62 for the distance.

How fast do you average?

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1/19/14 10:13 P

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Do you guys have a favorite or good training plan for a metric century? I have Googled it but not come up with too much. I just thought maybe you might have a spreadsheet or a good plan that you have followed in the past that you might share.

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Don Haller

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