Endurance Quick Cast
Wow, we made it, 100 shows on the Endurance QuickCast! For the most part the Endurance QuickCast is a solo effort with contributions from Coach Kelli and the occasional Guest and of course the amazing financial support from our show sponsor Funk Away.Thank you, to all of our listeners for all of your words of encouragement, sharing the show, your excellent reviews and rating at iTunes and for your questions since we started back to podcasting in November of 2015. I also want to say thanks to all of the new listeners! We have almost doubled the number of listeners this month over last month! Thank you for helping me to get closer to my show goals for the 2017 season. We are going to be close but I think we can even exceed the goals I set for 2017. So don’t hold back share the show links everybody!!!I know you didn’t tune in today to listen to my gushing about show statistics so lets get going. This is the 100th show for the Endurance Quick Cast and as promised I am going to cover quite a bit on riding centuries whether you want to attempt a metric or standard century I have LOTS of info to share with you. I know for some of you a Century is a bucket list ride or maybe you are a regular to riding centuries but want to finish your next one much faster. So don’t worry I am going to cover quite a bit today for beginners, intermediates and even elite listeners!Before we start I have a couple of quick notes…Note: Before you get out pencil and paper for the show I want to let everyone know that that this show will have extensive show notes. To find the show notes simply go to PositivePerformanceCoaching.com/blog/ or search for the show title on our website.Note: While you may have missed out on the initial free offering of our 10 Week Century Training Plan you can still get a free one! Go to PositivePerformanceCoaching.com and register for our new newsletter and I will contact you directly to give you the necessary information to receive the 10-week plan available on TrainingPeaks.com. Don’t have a TrainingPeaks.com account? No worries I will set you up with your very own free account! This offer ends July 31st 2017 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.Yes there is a new newsletter in the works. Currently the plan is to share recent articles, show links, offers, and endurance related news in our new monthly newsletter. If there seems to be more interest in the newsletter I will likely release a newsletter every 2 weeks. If you have items you would like to see in a newsletter let me know by going to the website and selecting the contact us page under the about menu.All right so back on to the topic of riding centuries here is what we are going to cover today:Beginner GuidanceIntermediate and Elite GuidanceItems to take along for the rideSelecting the appropriate century to rideSome do’s and don’ts of riding with large groupsSounds like a pretty simple list compared to some other shows. I promise there will be details!For those new to centuries here is a little primer. A century is simply a measure of distance. 100km and 100miles are the typical century measures where 100km is referred to as a metric century and 100miles is referred to as a standard century. I have even heard the 100mi distance referred to as an American Century. In either case centuries are nothing more than a measure of distance. You can ride solo or in a large group, as an individual time trial or as a road race. Today we are going to primarily talk about what it means to just ride a century. I may interject some guidance as it pertains to those of you preparing for a TT or Road Race.This isn’t the first time I have covered the topic of centuries as I have talked about this extensively on an older podcast I am no longer involved with. So you may hear some things from that older show but I promise to bring much more to this show!Let’s get started on the details….What should all levels of cyclists have ready before heading out for the long ride?