Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-23-11, 06:14 AM   #1
PharmD
Formerly edwardmatt83
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Training Question

I'm in my last year of school (finally!) and I am on a 6-week rotation schedule. My schedule just changed so that I barely have time to get a 1-hour ride in before work Mon-Fri. Luckily, I have a nice climb next to my house that takes exactly 1 hour for me to complete- It's an 18-mile round trip with a 1500 foot climb over the first 9 miles. What kind of workouts would you be doing to get the most out of the hour each day? I have been riding this M-F and doing a 3+ hour ride Saturday mornings with 5,000 feet of climbing with Sunday being a rest day. I am a Cat 5 and am just trying to get faster over the climbs.
PharmD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-11, 06:39 AM   #2
ericm979
Senior Member
 
ericm979's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Bikes:
Posts: 6,170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are there any races left for you this season? Racing is done in some places. If it is in your area, and you are not racing cross this fall, it is time for base and you should be reading Friel's Training Bible.

If there are races left, you should train for the climbs you want to be faster over. They are probably not 1500 foot climbs, so you should be doing hill intervals to mimic the climbs where you are getting dropped.
ericm979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-11, 07:03 AM   #3
PharmD
Formerly edwardmatt83
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
There are some Crits here that run through October...if I get a night off I was planning on doing one or two more this year. There is also 1 TT left up this same hill for the season.
PharmD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-11, 10:44 AM   #4
veloboy971
Must Go Faster
 
veloboy971's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Stopped at the bakery
Bikes: Trek Madone 5.9, BMC Road Racer SL01, Orbea Aletta TT
Posts: 972
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Why not use mon, fri as recovery days and do long rides Sat and SUn with short hard rides on T,W,Th?
veloboy971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-11, 11:51 AM   #5
ericm979
Senior Member
 
ericm979's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Bikes:
Posts: 6,170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep, that's a better schedule if you can ride on sundays.

You should not be "going hard" every day. When you do that you're not getting enough rest and you are not really going as hard as you should be during intervals.
ericm979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:18 PM.