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Old 01-12-11, 08:13 PM   #1
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Training Plans

He folks, I tried a search, but didn't find what I was looking for so here goes:

I am looking for a training program to get me ready for race season (March 20th is my first race as of today). I am currently looking for a new job so hiring a coach is out of the question and buying a program is also out as I have no idea when I will have a steady income again. Does anybody know where I might be able to find a good training plan online for free? Thanks.
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Look at the sticky threads ....
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I didn't see any with links to complete training plans, perhaps you can post links to these posts that have them in them. Thanks.
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Check trainingpeaks.com There may be a free plan on there.
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Free is hard to come by....Plus you usually get what you pay for...Speaking from experience here...
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Well and there's no reference to availability to ride, background riding, what type of race you're doing on the 20th (100 mile RR is going to be different than a 30 minute crit), etc.
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He folks, I tried a search, but didn't find what I was looking for so here goes:

I am looking for a training program to get me ready for race season (March 20th is my first race as of today). I am currently looking for a new job so hiring a coach is out of the question and buying a program is also out as I have no idea when I will have a steady income again. Does anybody know where I might be able to find a good training plan online for free? Thanks.
Try this see post 12
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I didn't see any with links to complete training plans, perhaps you can post links to these posts that have them in them. Thanks.
wow, the sense of entitlement is quite strong here. If you want one tailored to your needs, you'll have to pay the dough. Get a few books and read the stickies. A training plan is not a collection of workouts: it's a constantly changing thing that should take into accounts of fitness gains, goals, etc.
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http://www.amazon.com/Time-Crunched-.../dp/1934030473

http://www.amazon.com/Cyclists-Train...4931412&sr=1-1

Not free, but way cheaper than coaching or the trainingpeaks plans.
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If there was a good free one out there I would have a lot more money in the bank.
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If there was a good free one out there I would have a lot more money in the bank.
Ahmen!!!

If your looking for budget (the keyword here) check out the "Cyclists Training Bible". Great information in there!
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wow, the sense of entitlement is quite strong here. If you want one tailored to your needs, you'll have to pay the dough. Get a few books and read the stickies. A training plan is not a collection of workouts: it's a constantly changing thing that should take into accounts of fitness gains, goals, etc.
Actually there is no sense of entitlement, perhaps you should learn how to read and comprehend peoples posts before you choose to add anything.
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the closest thing you are going to find will be in reading a lot of the training status threads and other training related threads so you can pick up on the habits of the fast guys here.
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Actually there is no sense of entitlement, perhaps you should learn how to read and comprehend peoples posts before you choose to add anything.
Same sh*t different strain. Ask for help and then shoot down those giving you advice.
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We're done here.
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Ahmen!!!

If your looking for budget (the keyword here) check out the "Cyclists Training Bible". Great information in there!
+1. Get this from the library and build a plan based on the info in there. That will be as good a starting point as any.
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Well and there's no reference to availability to ride, background riding, what type of race you're doing on the 20th (100 mile RR is going to be different than a 30 minute crit), etc.
What he said.

Huge variables.
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Well and there's no reference to availability to ride, background riding, what type of race you're doing on the 20th (100 mile RR is going to be different than a 30 minute crit), etc.
Quoted for emphasis. Help us help you.
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I recommend the Eddy Merckx training plan.

"Ride lots"
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"Ride lots"
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Johnybutts- Sorry, not the same strain, the only person I "shot down" was the one who choose to ignore what I actually posted and insult me.

kensuf- Sorry, I misunderstood why you wanted that info. Right now with early darkness, cold and a 16 month old and wife, I'd say an hour on weekdays and five on weekends. Once it stays lighter longer and I can get out on the roads more (a lot of ice and snow on our farm roads now) I can up those times. I just got back into racing last year after some time away, jumped back in as a Cat 5 and, on erratic training, did ok, some top tens, one or two times getting shot off the back and mainly top 30 pack finishes. Races are mostly crits.
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I was waiting for this.
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wait! wait!

ibtl

ok continue.
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Johnybutts- Sorry, not the same strain, the only person I "shot down" was the one who choose to ignore what I actually posted and insult me.

kensuf- Sorry, I misunderstood why you wanted that info. Right now with early darkness, cold and a 16 month old and wife, I'd say an hour on weekdays and five on weekends. Once it stays lighter longer and I can get out on the roads more (a lot of ice and snow on our farm roads now) I can up those times. I just got back into racing last year after some time away, jumped back in as a Cat 5 and, on erratic training, did ok, some top tens, one or two times getting shot off the back and mainly top 30 pack finishes. Races are mostly crits.

just read the post I directed you too.

srsly guys, this is a new racer question, how many 100 mi road races would you expect the op to have on his schedule?
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MDcatV, I appreciate the link, but that post just has some workouts to do on the trainer, I am looking for something that will give me a basic plan for the whole year.
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