Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-06, 03:06 PM   #1
Chungberrypie
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Chungberrypie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: bellingham, wa
Bikes: i dont own one... yet. im gunna be building one soon.
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beginner Training

Hey, I am a high school student and our school is having all the seniors do a senior project type thing, and i have chosen to build and learn how to ride a road bike, and how to train for a race. what my question is... what type of training is required for a beginner like me? like i said, i am completely new to this. i am a runner, so i am in good shape to take intense workouts. Thanks.

-chris
Chungberrypie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-06, 01:33 PM   #2
Chungberrypie
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Chungberrypie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: bellingham, wa
Bikes: i dont own one... yet. im gunna be building one soon.
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
any suggestions? please? i really need help with this.. thanks.
Chungberrypie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-06, 04:41 PM   #3
danch
Brick Snotshoulders
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn, sounds like a fun project!

On the training side, I'd start off by reading books by cycling coaches - probably Joe Friel's Training Bible maybe a Carmichael book. That will give you some insight into the techniques used.

Well, that's a bit of a lie - i'd actually start off by just riding while I read those books. At first, you can get a lot of improvement simply by riding a lot. Have fun buzzing around on the bike. Get your butt used to the seat and your body used to the position. Making sure you've got a good fit is important.

There are some training articles at http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/, and at http://www.cyclingnews.com/, and http://www.cyclecoach.com/ (site of one of the coaches who posts (actually operates) cyclingforums.com)
danch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 PM.