Last week I found a twelve week Century training guide, and I used it as a template for my upcoming Century Bike Ride in May. I have 19 weeks to prepare, so I planned for the long weekend ride distances to increase slower than the 12 week schedule.
My first long ride was a mere 10 miles, which I rode last Saturday on a stationary bike at work. As the temps get warmer, I’ll start riding my bike outside. The stationary bike will work for now. The key for me is to just get some momentum going with my workouts. I’m over the Holiday eating and guilt over said eating.
My training schedule calls for a 20-35 minute ride of various intensities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then I do a long ride on Saturdays. I started with 10 miles and by the end of the 19 week plan, I’ll ride the 100 miles in May.
The other days I will find various activities for my workouts. This week I am swimming on Monday and Wednesday, and maybe I’ll do a boxing workout with Harper on Friday. I might use Sundays as a rest day. We’ll see.
After I get that Century under my belt in May, I’m going to look in to participating in a swim/biking event, and also look into getting my lifeguard certification. Right now I want to use this 19 week period to get into shape and shed some weight.