Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cowtown, AB
Bikes: Titus El Guapo, Misfit diSSent, Cervelo Soloist Carbon, Wabi Lightning, et al.
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What are your goals for weight training? If you want to cut down your %BF, then you'll need to put in a lot of time around 70% maxHR. If you want endurance and to become a better rider, you'll want to mix it up a bit and do high and low intensity workouts. Pick up Smart Cycling by Arnie Baker. There's a whole set of training plans in there that are designed to be 60 minutes long. They are tough. I've seen many a good rider humbled. On the flip side, they're based on HR, so they're challenging but certainly not impossible. You might also check out Joel Friel's Road Bikers Training Bible. Like Arnie Baker's book, it is designed for racers, but the training principles are the same for anyone, regardless of your starting ability. Challenging yourself a bit will pay off huge in the long run.
Feel free to get mtn clipless pedals [no cage] instead of road pedals. Since they're double-sided, they will be easier to get into than road pedals. Clipless pedals are ultimately safer than clips and straps. If you fall, you pop out - it's as simple as that.
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