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Old 03-22-11, 10:05 AM   #1
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This'll probably jinx it..

..but my knee has been behaving pretty good so far this year, good enough that I'm going to start pushing it some. This is a coastal plains area so natural hills are non existant and now that construction is finished on an overpass in my area that has a wide sidewalk/bikepath and adjacent parking area I'm going to start repeats back and forth over it.

What I'm not sure of is what would make a good training schedule. At first I think I'll just dip my toe in the water and shoot for five reps (ten climbs) at a minimum-moderate effort for about a week. Assess that and add a couple of reps at the same effort level for a week and after that, if all is going well add reps and effort or just one of either.

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Old 03-24-11, 04:02 PM   #2
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That actually sounds pretty darn boring to me Brad.

Better than nothing (climbing wise) I guess, but my idea (since you asked for ideas!) would be to take a holiday to the nearest mountain range (with roads), and do some long (several miles) but not steep (5% or less) climbs and see how it goes.

If it goes well, try some steeper climbs on following days.

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Thanks, Rick. It is boring, but I'm a bit time constrained as hills like you describe are 40-50 miles away.

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Hey Brad, What overpass is it?
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