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    base training question

    Based on Friel's terminology, my biggest limiter is aerobic endurance. To improve endurance, I'm going to make my early A priority race a 75 mile race. Would I be better off continuing with a Base 4 then a Build phase? Right now I only have time for the 3 base phases and 1 build. Would I be better off just staying in base and continuing the volume increase and then after the race start the build phases for the 20-40 mile road races in July and August? Is there such a thing as too much base, especially for a newbie? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotti View Post
    Based on Friel's terminology, my biggest limiter is aerobic endurance. To improve endurance, I'm going to make my early A priority race a 75 mile race. Would I be better off continuing with a Base 4 then a Build phase? Right now I only have time for the 3 base phases and 1 build. Would I be better off just staying in base and continuing the volume increase and then after the race start the build phases for the 20-40 mile road races in July and August? Is there such a thing as too much base, especially for a newbie? Thanks.
    this makes no sense to me. It's like someone saying their strength is climbing and making their a race a flat crit. race to your strengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    this makes no sense to me. It's like someone saying their strength is climbing and making their a race a flat crit. race to your strengths.
    I think you need to look up the definition of aerobic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    this makes no sense to me. It's like someone saying their strength is climbing and making their a race a flat crit. race to your strengths.
    But the problem is that newcomers often don't actually know their strengths.

    To the OP, I think you can never have too much aerobic endurance - fwiw before I got inured my plan to peak for a 90-mile RR was to do 3 base blocks, two build blocks.
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    fwiw, I just ride a lot and take a short break/slow ride when I'm tired. I don't do much VO2 max or any anaerobic training at this point in the year, but I don't obsess over blocks and crap like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Mikey's back!

    And in flying form, I might add!

    hey I haven't really made an ass out of myself too much recently, so I figured I should pick up the pace.

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    You are over thinking all of this. Yes, fitness is important in bike racing, but knowing how to ride a race is even more important. I'd suggest starting with the "sticky" started by botto at the top of the forum.
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