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Jan 16, 2009 11:27 AM

SF Bay Area (Peninsula): Century Training Program

I apologize in advance for the long post. The net of this posting is

that there is a great training program starting in March, 2009 in Mt.

View / Los Altos CA area to help people learn skills, gain strength and

endurance to complete a century ride between Jun 1 - Jul 12. See the

last pargagraph for details. But, here's why I think this program is



In March of 2008 I did not own a bike, and had not ridden any two

wheeled vehicle for more than 10 years and had not been very athletic.

Due to an injury I decided to try cylcing by borrowing a friends road

bike. By May of 2008 I bought my Trek Madone 4.5 WSD and was hooked. I

ended up joining Team in Training to complete the Solvang Century in

November 2008. I finished the 100 very tough, hot miles and did so

strongly. Most of that is due to the strength, conditioning and hill

repeats done by one of the volunteer coaches for our Team in Training

season, Al Painter of INTEGRATE Peformance Fitness ( He is now putting

on a century training program in the spring. The goal will be to get

riders ready for any century event between June 1 - July 12, which

happens to cover the following events near the SF Bay Area: Tahoe

Century, Aids LifeCycle, Sequoia Century, Diabetes Tour de Cure and the LiveStrong Challenge,

to name a few.


I highly recommend the work done by INTEGRATE as I participated in all

of the training sessions put on by INTEGRATE during the Team in

Training series, and it was the only reason I was able to go from not

owning a bike in May to successfully completing a very tough Solvang

century in November. If you know of people who are interested in a

structured program to train for an endurance cycling event, this will

be a great program to get them over the finish line strong. Please

forward this to any of your friends who might be interested.


The training program being set up by this team will be a 12 -16 week

program aimed at building skills, strength and endurance. There will be

an informational meeting on Wednesday January 21, 2009 at 7:30pm at INTEGRATE PERFORMANCE FITNESS, located at 2624 Fayette Dr, Suite D in Mountain View, 94040.


If you're interested or want more information, send an email to Al Painter at




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