Hi guys, Nic here again with a couple questions on Mileage and Cadence
So, first off, I ride ALOT. 300+ miles a week avg. I was wondering whether doing all these miles would hurt? Since it's my first year, I'm really just trying to get alot of miles under my belt. Never the less, most of my rides are hard rides of 50-60 miles with the occasion century thrown in sometime during the week. I do get my recovery in, don't you worry, but my question is, is it alright that I am riding all these hard miles when my races are only 30ish miles? I mean, I find the races to be easier and easier with all the miles, but I'm just trying to get opinions.
I spin ALOT. I very rarely push a hard gear where my cadence drops below 70, yet alot of people say that i 'spin too much'. Is this true and is spinning alot a bad thing? If it is, why so because aren't junior gears supposed to "force juniors to focus on spinning the gears and reduce the risk of leg injury" (usacycling.com)?