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Old 12-24-20, 01:28 PM
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Carbonfiberboy 
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Good for you! That is an accomplishment. You can make it up, you know. 5000 miles/year is a good goal, especially hilly miles if you can get them. When I get 400 hours/year, I've had a good strong year. That counts everything, riding, skiing, hiking, backpacking, running, strength training, etc. All that sort of stuff is synergistic, and it's really more about the hours than the miles. Years ago I read somewhere that the difference between 400 and 1000 hours/year is only a few percent in terms of speed. Of course just the teeniest fraction of 1% is the difference for winning. But if one isn't racing, I think 400 is a good goal. That's a little less than 8 hours/week. Some racers get less than that.
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