starting pistol means war
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: Cervelo R3
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Originally Posted by Jaked
What kind of base mileage do you have in your legs?
How long have you been riding?
I rode last summer but am just getting serious now.
What's your current diet consist of for the most part?
whatever is close by
Have you ever done interval training?
never for biking but I have running
How many days per week do you currently ride?
as many as I can, the weather hasnt been very agreeable but a few times a week
Do you know how to recover?
I sit down and drink water
Like I said I am new to this, I did do some running and would run in races and am now converting over to cycling.
thanks for the information.
Find local racing groups to ride with during the week and weekends.
Race as much as possible in your first few years and be overly aggressive.
Thinking is for winning, that is not your goal yet.
Your top 3 goals are:
-understanding pack dynamics
-learning your limits are limitless
Stay away from intervals, unless you have to because of a lack of groups.
Use the groups and races to do your efforts, this way you are working on your top 3 goals listed above.
Never ride really hard more than 3 days a week, unless it is for super-compensation effects.
Eat plenty of carbs. Glycogen depletion sucks.
Sleep well and stay hydrated always. Fairly clear pee during all waking hours.
Spend your money on race expenses, not bicycles.
Lastly, listen to everyone's advice, then follow your heart!