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  • 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    When? Right now? Average?

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    im attempting the WR training program where is that guy anyway?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    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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    Broken until next season

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    I checked 5-6... it's been a bit busy around here lately
    ^^This.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    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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