I have the time to train more, but wish not to. After 15 years in the sport, my tactical knowledge and racing experience is at a point where I would love not to have to train 20 hours a week in order to win P12's.
My question is: If I am riding a solid 3-4 days training/racing (avg 10 hours), then I am getting everything I need for my muscles to adapt correctly with plenty of rest between, just like weightlifters, but will be getting less aerobic time by missing the other 10 hours of easy/mod riding. Does anyone believe that the other 10 hours are really neccessary?
Cervelo SLC-SL, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX
It varies by individuals. I know some people that do well with 10 hours of quality type riding (races, intervals, sprints, hill work, etc.). But I also know I do better personally with lots of easy to moderate miles, and maybe 3-5 of those being fast paced racing type. You can try Friel's book and structure a training program to meet your needs.