Luckily, I have already been riding a bit and I know someone who can help me tune my fitness for race-mode in a short amount of time:
It really pays to know the right people. You can check out her website: http://www.alisondunlapcoaching.com/
She stopped by the other day to get some new tires installed and in the amount of time it took me to do that, she whipped up a training plan (on post-it notes!):
Looking over her plan made me realize that I rode way too much and way too hard back in the old days.
So, now I am getting up and doing VO2 intervals before breakfast and following those little post-it notes to the "T". I will let you know how it all worked out after the race. My favorite training so far is: ride hard- 2 hours. Just like the old days!