Training & Nutrition - training tips anyone??
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09-13-05, 10:56 AM
Hi all. I`ve been following some tips from Lance Armstrong Performance Program book and im eager to learn the fast cadence. Basically, i ride on weekends only. But these few weeks, i begin to train more(tuesday till sunday with off day on monday) and did about 30km ride in an hour. That is an average of 30km/h. Mainly, i just concentrate on learning faster cadence which, hopefully, about 95-110rpm. I dont have cadence meter so i just playing some guessing game. However, i dont feel comfortable pedalling at high cadence. I run a 13-25t cassette and normally on 4th lightest gear. At first, i suspected the bike setting. I tried to lower down the seatpost and bring up the stem height so that i feel more comfortable. Some articles recommend us to bring forward the saddle to acheive faster cadence but i need to streng for climbing and i set my saddle as far as possible. Do you guys think i should train more instead of changing the bike setup? Im into this training for about 2 weeks only. Maybe its too early to make any speculation about my performance gain...
09-13-05, 01:52 PM
Set your seat in the middle position. Scoot forward for spinning, scoot backwards for climbing... then train more... lots.. after 3,000-5,000 miles, fast cadence develops naturally...
...and did about 30km ride in an hour. That is an average of 30km/h. ...By golly, I think your right!!!, but I don't have my calculator with me.
By golly, I think your right!!!, but I don't have my calculator with me.
09-13-05, 10:13 PM
hehe...alright. I just checked my saddle setting. Eventually, the saddle is too far behind. Im using selle italia oktavia saddle and the saddle sits beyond the indicator mark "3". :P Maybe its better for me to explain my physical height. Im 180cm and using a 56cm frame. anyway, thanks for those replies. really appreciate it! Im going to set the saddle to 2 or 2 half maybe.
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