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View Poll Results: How many hours a week are you training?
Less than 4 hours 4 3.60%
5 to 6 hours 12 10.81%
7 to 8 hours 27 24.32%
9 to 10 hours 22 19.82%
11 to 12 hours 30 27.03%
13 to 14 hours 2 1.80%
15 to 16 hours 7 6.31%
17 to 18 hours 4 3.60%
19 to 20 hours 1 0.90%
21+ hours 2 1.80%
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Old 07-14-09, 06:32 AM   #1
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How many hours a week are you training?

Just curious how many hours a week most of you are training. Feel free to include any additional information you feel necessary.
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Old 07-14-09, 06:35 AM   #2
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I'm racing 4 hours this week. Training an additional 3 or 4...

normal week (not Superweek), 7-10 hrs. on the bike, Cat 4 (for now)
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Old 07-14-09, 06:40 AM   #3
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I spend about 10 to 12 hours a week on the bike, 4 or 5 running, 2 or 3 in the water.

Looking to make that 14 to 15 on the bike next year, and dropping most of the other stuff.
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10-15+
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8-10 is all that is necessary for the short racing we do here in MABRA at the Cat 3/4 level. So long as it's quality training being done.
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Old 07-14-09, 06:45 AM   #6
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normally 7 to 9. 10 occaisionally. 2 weeks this year >10, none >12.

typical is broken down into 1 to 1.25 hrs. on Tu, Wed, Thurs

3-ish hrs. sat and sun

when racing 2x/weekend, a little less.
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Old 07-14-09, 06:52 AM   #7
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im attempting the WR training program where is that guy anyway?
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Old 07-14-09, 06:53 AM   #9
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Always shoot for 10 hrs. on the bike, both training and racing. Lately it's been closer to 7 hrs., but heavily skewed towards racing.
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When? Right now? Average?
Average throughout the season. I understand when building base or racing a lot, the training volume will change.
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cutting back.

last week i trained for +/- 3 hours, and raced +/- 8 hours.
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Average throughout the season. I understand when building base or racing a lot, the training volume will change.
I average 17 hours a week over the year. 18 if you account for a couple of weeks off the bike.
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The last few weeks have been 7-10 hours.
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This week I have a little over 3 hours. I'm thinking another 4+ hrs before my race.
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im attempting the WR training program where is that guy anyway?
I checked 5-6... it's been a bit busy around here lately
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training hours ~ 11
racing hours < 0

It's actually somewhat enjoyable to ride a bike for no reason other than beat my training partner in sprints and float through the local group rides.
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On average, 8 hours = 2 hrs on Tues, off Wed, 2hrs on Thurs, off Fri, 2.5hrs on Sat, 1.5hrs on Sun. If racing, then just Tues/Thurs at 4hrs + couple hours of weekend racing. Seems enough for Masters racing if I avoid the extremely long or extremely hilly road races and make it all high quality training.
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I checked 5-6... it's been a bit busy around here lately
I race almost that much
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I would if I could...
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if you race that much you could die
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Was doing 11-12 but am bumping it up to 16-18 the next two weeks as part of an 8 week plan.
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10-13 hours a week.

Much less if I'm on vacation or traveling. If the weather's really dreary all week, then I skip a workout or two. I can't stand riding in the rain for a week straight.

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I checked 5-6... it's been a bit busy around here lately
^^This.

8 week old baby. 5 year old in sports. Summer trips. Friends getting married. Etc, etc.

I've got so many excuses, they're starting to clutter the place.
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I usually get in around 8 hours or so. About an hour a day on the bike during lunch, then some running/walking when I get home at night.

I'd like to ramp it up a little, but there isn't enough time in the day right now. I'm just doing what I can when time allows.
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10-13 hours a week.

Much less if I'm on vacation or traveling. If the weather's really dreary all week, then I skip a workout or two. I can't stand riding in the rain for a week straight.
And I still suck.
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