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Old 12-04-07, 03:06 PM   #1
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new traning program were do you start

hi to all,ive just bought a cyclocross bike and would like to no the best way to train on these bikes,how many miles and what time etc,any help or advice please thanks
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Old 12-04-07, 03:20 PM   #2
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How long have you been riding? What is your experience like? Once I get back into "training mode" I will be spending at least 12 hours a week training. Miles don't matter, time and intensity does.
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i go out twice a wk at the min for around 2hours a time?
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Old 12-04-07, 04:22 PM   #4
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Waht are your goals?
Do you wish to improve your sprint? Your climbing ability? Time trialing? Crits? Just be able to ride a fast century?
What do you plan to do?
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i go out twice a wk at the min for around 2hours a time?
Well, you do what you can do or have time to do. If I were only going to ride that much, I would spend as much time as possible riding hills, and as little time as possible on the flat. If I only had flat to ride on, sometimes I would vary the speed a lot: ride relatively slowly to warm up, then ride fast for 1/2 hr or until my legs were hurting, then ride more slowly to recover, and repeat. When you go hard, go harder than seems reasonable. Sometimes I might just ride at a steady pace that made me sweat, but which I could hold for the whole 2 hours.

On other days, if you can find 1/2 hr., do some stretching, some situps, some pushups, some one-legged calf raises, and some wall-sitting.
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