Background -- I average about 115-130 miles a week, I mix in intervals and climbing into my rides... but at this point I feel like I'm just riding to ride... and not with any real goal / accomplishment in mind.
My wife is a marathon runner, and she's always following a training routine that gives her focus and direction... She keeps asking me if I am ever going to follow such a plan, but I literally have no idea.
I have set some goals related to my cycling
- Have fun.
- Lose weight.
- Get my racing license, and move from cat5 -> cat4.
- Be competitive in local criteriums and Road races. (sub goals here are; finish Tour de Scottsdale (68 miles) in sub 5 hours, and finish Tour de Tucson (111 miles) in sub 7 hours.)
Do any of you guys follow plans, or any sort of training that sort of lines up with what I'm doing? Do any of you guys have suggestions?
edit: I'm sorry I didn't add that I am training using a HRM, on my Edge 500. I would love to get a Powermeter, but $$$ is too tight currently for me to do that.