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Old 12-04-04, 02:27 PM   #1
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Bike training suggestions for the traveling triathlete.

I have just completed my first season of tri and would like some suggestions on how to improve my bike leg during the "off" season. From what I have read from various sources, the ideal situation involves joining a local bike/tri club. However, I travel with unpredictable frequency so my training schedule doesn't fit that of most clubs. I would appreciate any insights regarding programs (books, DVDs, etc) or personal experiences that are effective but don't involve group rides. I have used books to help identify flaws in my running style and have been studying the Total Immersion DVD to vastly improve my swim technique.

For what it's worth, my season goals involve 1/2 IMs (with Sprints and Olys to satisfy the competitive spirit between peak races). I have completed a few sprints, olys and one 1/2 IM. I used to play rugby (primary as an undersized prop if that gives you a sense of my body type) but I have found it difficult to convert muscle strength from the gym to an advantage on the bike.
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Old 12-04-04, 02:31 PM   #2
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Ride your bike during the "off" season.
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Old 12-04-04, 02:42 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure there are online coaches that can help you set-up a training schedule just based on what you have done in the past, I am not positive thou

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Ride everywhere you need to travel to
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Old 12-06-04, 08:44 AM   #5
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If you have a trainer, check out http://spinervals.com/

For technique, work on 1 leg pedaling. Start with 30 seconds each leg x 5-10.
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Have someone (from a vehicle) video record you from multiple angles while you are riding your bike. Look at your body position and find areas that you are breaking proper form. Work on correcting that form, then repeat.

Ride lots, build core strength in the gym, work on flexability, join a spinning class, do yoga.
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Old 12-06-04, 11:30 PM   #7
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I just bought a trainer so I will check out the spinervals info.

I did a few spinning classes last winter as that was the first time I had been on a bike in over a decade. It provided a decent workout but I didn't think it did much for building real world strength (not much emphasis on proper aero position, cadence, leg positioning, etc). Maybe that was a hasty conclusion.

Thanks for the advice.
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Do you take a bike on your travels?
A takedown model like the Bike Friday or Moulton can fit in a suitcase and is raceable.
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