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8-Week Training Plan to Bike 545 Miles


In 44 days, I will begin my long, hard, 545-mile trek from San Franscico to L.A. as part of the 12th annual AIDS/Lifecycle ride to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. And starting this week, I kicked off my eight-week training plan created by CRCA coach Ann Marie Miller (read more about how we connected here) to ensure that I reach the City of Angels in one solid piece and with a huge smile on my face. And maybe a few tears—of joy, of course. It won't be easy, but then if it were, I wouldn't be interested—nor would it be interesting.

Take a look at the detailed plan and join me as much as you can in training sessions. Lemme know if you have any questions or thoughts. I'd love to hear feedback on your own training, whether you're getting to do a race, charity ride, your first century (or 10th), or are just looking to get better, faster, or stronger on the bike. Happy pedaling! 

For daily updates on my training, follow me on Twitter @CDGoyanes.

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