I have just returned to the gym, over the last 6 weeks to try and gain some strength for next season.The problem is I am still trying to find how to split my time, between the bike and the weight, so that I am not overtraining and being able to recover.
I usually go the gym in the mornings and split up so I concentrate on
Mon/thu : Chest, Tricep, Shoulders
Tue/Fri Back,biceps,legs (abs most days)
My weekend consists of 4 hour run on sat then maybe 3/4 hr run on sunday.There are some winter club runs on tue and thu which are steady pace,ocassionaly minute or so fast spells(in small gears) and on wednesdays I usually go out for hour or so and do some jumps and sprints(not too big gears).
Any ideas about how to split the week so that I have at least 2days weights,maybe one day sprints/ jumps and should I still go out on tue/thu rides with club or cut back on one?Usually I need to push harder than normal on tue/thu after weight training in morning(or day before) but is this not just the general thing that comes with weight training, your cycling speed drops until heavy weight training decreases?.Any thoughts? thanks