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Old 07-29-19, 06:43 PM
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I'm new to cycling. I just purchased a Trek DS4 and would like help with a training schedule. All my cycling will be on roadways during my training sessions. A little help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tom
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Old 07-30-19, 08:19 AM
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Information needed before answers can be given:

What are you training for? What is the end goal?
What is your current fitness level?
How "new" is new to cycling?
What is your work schedule ( in order to create a schedule)?
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Old 07-30-19, 09:33 AM
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I have looked at many training plans over the years. My only goal was to be able to ride a century (100 miles) at the end.
Google can help you find one. I find two things about all the good ones. 1. You should not ride every day, not 7 days a week, or at least the same distance and effort every day. 2. The pattern that works best for gaining strength and endurance go in a pattern of more and more miles and hours, then fall back and rest and start again a bit higher level and going to a higher level
I personally avoid all no-pain-no-gain plans, you can do great things and be relatively comfortable the whole time.
Good luck
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Old 08-03-19, 09:41 AM
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Before I started any training I'd install a bottle cage on your bike if it didn't come with one, hydration is key. Beyond that I'd recommend very high cadence starting out; don't grind, spin fast. Ride every other day if you can, depending on your terrain you can ride based on time or mileage and gradually increase them based on how quickly you fatigue and recover. Unless you're training for a specific event or goal, just have fun; focus on enjoying the experience rather than turning it into a chore!
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Old 08-04-19, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Twilcox View Post
I'm new to cycling. I just purchased a Trek DS4 and would like help with a training schedule. All my cycling will be on roadways during my training sessions. A little help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tom
I bought a DS2 So I am not mocking You : I am wondering why the DS4 for training mostly Road : I have just under 200 miles on mine : I already see that I either need to swap out for an FX or at least change My tires : The Tires will slow you some : Although DS4 appears to have less of a Knobby then teh DS4 : I have been debating on installing the Tires that come standard on a Verve in the 38 Size. Riding a Verve and My DS down the same hill just coasting The Verve was 2 MPH faster : The Bikes are close to identical in Weight :
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