I have a good friend and riding partner who just happens to be a female vegetarian. I was looking through Freil's CTB about females, and he mentions that for the most part, females are the same as men as far as training's concerned, although probably don't need the same volume, as their races tend to be shorter. He also mentioned some pretty interesting stuff about her vegetarianism and how to compensate for deficiencies in that type of diet.
We get along really well and are pretty close in terms of fitness (except for instances where power is involved. Then I win). We have the same MHR and have a jolly old time watching our identical heartrates in different situations. It's pretty cool.
Anyway, as far as the training schedule's concerned, is it likely that I'll begin improving at a rate at which she can't keep up at some point? She's got about a year of experience under her belt, the majority being base miles. We're doing the official base periods now, and will be moving into Base 2 in about 2 weeks.
I'm not asking this so I can look foward to killing her, but rather to see how long we can ride together daily until it would be better for her own fitness to not have me drag her along for the ride every day when we move into the harder periods of training.
Any other female-specific tips I can pass along to her? She has a terribly slow computer and doesn't have the patience to sit around for hours trying to read a few posts.