Monday, April 19, 2010

Century Training - Week 6

Total Miles Cycled in Week 5: 75.55

Mon: Upper Body Strength Routine #111 miles (easy)
Tues: Lower Body Strength Routine #1; 15 miles (pace)
Wed: Upper Body Strength Routine #221 miles (brisk)
Thurs: Lower Body Strength Routine #2; Off 21 miles (brisk)
Fri: Upper Body Strength Routine #3; 15 miles (pace)
Sat: 53 miles (pace)
Sun: 16 miles (pace)

Week 6 Scheduled Mileage: 131

Strength training routines at the gym: M-F, 6am
Century training rides: M-W, F, 7pm; Sat, 9am; Sun, 7:30am
Core-specific exercise routine: M, W, F after evening rides (3x per week)

Random Notes to Self:
  • Since I was able to pedal 47 miles relatively comfortably on Saturday after four consecutive days off the bicycle last week, I've decided to move on to the scheduled mileage in Week 6 instead of repeating Week 5.
  • Don't forget the chamois cream!
  • Need to purchase real cycling sunglasses; the $5 immitations I purchased from a street vendor in Midtown are not going to hold up much longer. Considering transitions lenses.
  • iPhone or Droid? My Verizon contract ends in May and - while I could wait for Verizon's version of the iPhone to be released later this fall rather than switch to AT&T - I'd like a Smartphone for my big cycle adventure. Comments?
"'Easy' means taking a leisurely ride, 'pace' means matching the speed you plan to maintain for the century, and 'brisk' means cycling faster than your century pace."
- America by Bicycle's Century Challenge & Endurance Cycling Training Guide, reproduced with permission by Rodale Press

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