Monday, May 3, 2010

Century Training - Week 8

Total Miles Cycled in Week 7: 73.68 (for shame!)

Mon: Upper Body Strength Routine #1; 13 miles (easy)
Tues: Lower Body Strength Routine #1; 15 miles (pace)
Wed: Upper Body Strength Routine #2; 25 miles (brisk)
Thurs: Lower Body Strength Routine #2; Off
Fri: Upper Body Strength Routine #3; 15 miles (pace)
Sat: 65 miles (pace)
Sun: 20 miles (pace)

Week 8 Scheduled Mileage: 153

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:
  • As with last week, I would likely have notes if I had been able to closely follow Week 7 of my 10-week century training program, but I was excited that I completed my long-ride on Saturday (65 miles) with relative ease.
"'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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