Hey guys and dolls Im starting an indoor training routine and really have no idea how much time or miles I should spend on my stationary bike? I just spent a ton of cash on this programable bike.... its pretty nice. Srry just gloating. lol
Anyway Ive been doing 20 miles a day 7 days a week like clock work at 20-22 mph at low resistance and 24-25 mph at medium high resistance for 1 minute intervals low to high depending on the programs climb height. It switches resistance every minute depending on the program its on.
I do this non stop ....no breaks.
I stay hydrated throughout but really dont know if this enough to become competitive in professional racing.
I do have the stamina to double this and do 40 miles a day but dont want to over due myself.
Im also struggling to get my heart rate to stay high at around 140 at high resistance at around 25+ MPH even after the full 2 minutes of a fairly decent climb. It usually is about 115 or so. Also seems like I get faster on the climbs and my heart rate decreases as I get hotter after about 13 miles or so. I can get my heart rate up but I really have to struggle to do it. I stay very calm and my breathing stays very relaxed throughout even the climbing. After the 20 miles I am not winded at all and pretty much cool down 100% in about 2 minutes or so. This is why Im wondering if its just not enough and maybe I should double up on the miles.
Anyway please let me know im feeling kinda lost right now. I dont know how to judge my progression or workout so all opinions are very very welcome.
The racing I am wanting to do is XCMB