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Old 07-23-07, 08:42 PM
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getting faster

Hey guys, I posted this in the road cycling forum first and was then advised that i would get more help here so here it is. I am in the beginning of my training for my first race. This race date is yet to be decided and will not be in the near future. Anyways, I was curious to see how you increase your speed, and how long it takes to see a noticable difference.

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Old 07-23-07, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cmsuter View Post
Hey guys, I posted this in the road cycling forum first and was then advised that i would get more help here so here it is. I am in the beginning of my training for my first race. This race date is yet to be decided and will not be in the near future. Anyways, I was curious to see how you increase your speed, and how long it takes to see a noticable difference.

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Hundreds of threads about this, literally.

Anyways:

1) Ride more
2) Ride faster
3) Intervals, intervals, intervals.
4) Alternate rest days with hard days.
5) Increase training intensity.
6) Race
7) Rest cycle
8) Repeat
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Hire a coach. The devil is in the details with training and if you start off with a coach you will learn how to train and get a better understanding of what it takes to be competitive. You can find expensive and inexpensive coaches. Mine is $250 for 6 months for his mid tier plan. This is the best money I've spent on cycling in 10 years.

-Stephen
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You increase your speed by putting more force on the pedals.
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