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Century Ride Training Resources: 1/29/11 - 5/21/11

If a century ride is on your calendar for this year, and training for a century is on your mind, then it’s a perfect time to jump into the training series (no charge) put on by the Trek Bicycle Superstores in San Diego.  Check out the video from the 2010 series to get a feel for the group.

Schedule, location, GPS maps and start time information for the 17 weekly rides>>

Join this 100 mile ride training program for all 17 weeks, or ride with the group for a week or two.  Either way, it’s a great way for riders at any level to participate in a free program that covers some of San Diego’s best and most-traveled routes.

Experienced riders mentor 4 ride levels every week and make sure no one is left behind.  Four pace groups that range from 12 mph to 20mph provide a slot for everyone who wants to join.  Each of the longer rides is designed with stops at convenience stores to rehydrate and refuel.  The Trek team is also excellent about printing route slips every week, and the GPS tracks are perfectly laid out for those wanting to upload the course maps to Garmin devices and other GPS tools.

Another element that one can’t neglect for a century ride is keeping up your solo training during the week.  Be sure to build your endurance during the week with your own time on the bike, spin classes, stationary cycling or cycling machines at the gym.

If some coaching and training support will help then check out the partner coaches for the San Diego Century: John Howard and Darryl MacKenzie.

If you’re training to ride a century coaches John Howard and Darryl MacKenzie are San Diego Century partners that can provide help and support for your weekly century ride training.

Download 37, 66 or 103 mile training plans from legendary coach and cyclist John Howard>>

Contact Darryl for stationary cycling classes and coaching support>>

The Trek Bicycle Superstore weekend rides run from January 29, 2011 through May 21, 2011 and will help anyone preparing for a century ride.  This series training for a century ride also lines up nicely with Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego on April 10 (55 miles), Tour de Cure on May 7 and Etape du Tour on May 7 for the Tour of California.

Schedule, location, GPS maps and start time information for the 17 weekly rides>>

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