By Fred Matheny
Whether you're interested in getting in better shape, completing an organized ride like the MS-150 events, or excited about trying your first metric or full century (62 or 100 mile rides), there's a great way to get started. It's worked for countless riders over the years. It begins with this simple declaration:
"I'm going to do the ____________________ century ride."
Fill in the blank with the event you plan to do. By choosing one that's at least 2 months away, you can make tremendous strides in your endurance before the big day. This article explains how.
Train smart, have a great ride and let us know if we can help with a tune-up, accessories or a nice new bicycle!
This article is provided courtesy of RoadBikeRider.com and was written by its co-founder Fred Matheny. Fred was the Training and Fitness Editor of Bicycling Magazine for a decade, has written many books on cycling including Fred Matheny's Complete Book of Road Bike Training; and is a world-record-holding roadie.