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I am doing a 60-mile bike tour (it's not a race) on March 22 and was wondering if anyone had a good training plan.<br>
My longest ride thus far is 30 miles, and I have done that a few times. I just finished running a marathon, so I am ready to start training for the bike race.<br><br>
Any ideas of where I might find a training plan? Thank you in advance!
 

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You have plenty of time. Increase your long ride by about 5 miles a week. I would also do one hard workout during the week. Intervals or a hilly ride.
 

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Back in my cycling-only days, I found that I could easily get by with a training ride of up to 20 miles less than the event distance as my longest ride. Come event day, that would equate to around an extra hour on the bike, and was easily doable.<br><br>
Most rides like this (tours, charity, social) have rest stops and refreshments every 10-20 miles. Utilize them only long enough to not get cold and you'll do fine.
 

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From my perspective you already have the fitness to be able to complete the tour. All you really need to do is get some biking miles in to get used to sitting on the saddle without being very uncomfortable. As mentioned, there will likely be several rest stops along the way. You can utilize them to get off the bike and stretch a bit. These kind of things are not a race so there is no need to mash big gears. Spin easy, go at a comfortable pace, and enjoy the scenery!
 

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I agree, I did a century end of September after only having gotten a real road bike beginning of the month, had maybe 300 miles total under my belt.<br>
You seem to be in much better shape (marathon) then I was then.
 

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ABBIE--welcome to the dark side of tris! LOL--you know your doing one with me, right??? LOL---I have no advice to offer, other than have a great time and I cant wait to read the RR! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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