If you have trained for and ridden a few centuries you might be ready to take the next step. Here is a training schedule to get your legs ready for a double century. The mileage is based upon a 3 or 4 days per week riding schedule with long miles being ridden on the weekends. Midweek miles are the minimum recommended. You could add another similar ride during the week if you like.
You can modify the schedule to fit your needs, but try to keep a balanced program of relatively easy and rest days between the long hard rides. Remember to eat and drink according to your training needs.
If you plan to ride 200 miles in a day you will need to be comfortable on your bike. Neck, back, or knee pain, saddle sores, or hand or foot numbness will ruin your ride. They are also signs that your bicycle probably doesn't fit you properly. Good bike fit can also improve your pedaling efficiency and aerodynamics and actually make you faster. Learn more about basic bike-fitting principles here.
Double Century Suggested Training Schedule
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