...after an extensive layoff? What would you do with 3.5 months to train for the upcoming road season after being off the bike for up to 8 weeks?
I am forgoing any weights in my shortened 'off' season. Originally, I wanted to hit the weight room but I think my time is better spent on the road.
I'm also planning one long e2 ride per week, progressively getting longer to the 4 hour mark. Shorter rides during the week will consist of tempo and short "catch up" intervals of 30 seconds to a minute. Length of tempo to increase weekly. Interval length will probably not increase until later in 2008
What would you do to prepare to resume road racing in late February/early March, given that the earliest you can start is mid-November? Early road races around here are roughly 50 miles long.
I'm a Cat 3 back of the pack rider with a Powertap. I'm trying to do as much tempo as I can before I am forced to shut it down at the end of this month.