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Old 03-08-11, 04:39 PM
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Weekly training routine(help plz!)

Hello this is my 2nd post and I would like the forums input on a training routine. i got a road bike and i want to start training right away. I have been doing some research and im still not to sure what to do. I have been thinking riding 2-3 times a week for 1-2 hrs with some weight training on rest days.
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Your Eight-Week Plan for a Century

This article by Chad Butts of enduranceWERX was written for the Program of the 2010 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. It assumes that you're starting with the ability to ride 42 miles, the distance of the Five Boro. (To get to that point, see Preparing for the Five Boro.)

https://www.bikenewyork.org/resources...s/century.html
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You did not say what your athletic background is but I'll just assume you do not have any serious training. Starting into road cycling and following a training plan is an easy way to burn out. My advice is to just try out cycling for now, get to know what it is you want from the sport and come back to us with questions as you progress.

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Ive been sick and not active for about a month. Although i dont know much about cycling I want to get back in shape and also increase my stamina through cycling; I also do judo, boxing, and muay thai. I see cycling as great cross training for getting back into shape and i want to be able to meet the 20mi mark for my first goal.
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Ahh, a beginner.

1) You don't want a plan. Just ride for fun this year. Increase the number
of miles you ride most week, but just by a few miles.

2) You don't do weights on rest days, you rest on rest days, or go for a walk.

3)An easy way to do this (based on what you've said so far) is a 3 day routine.
It's what I am doing this year. You ride, do an activity like judo, then the gym, then a rest day.
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Thank you for the advice, I always thought that cycling was as easy as riding; but there is so much depth to it which i do not know about. I also have lots of fun betting my brother $1 i can make it to the store and back.
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Quick question, how long is the average time to complete 42mi??
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I think that most readers of this sub forum would be between 2 - 2.5 hours for 42 miles. My normal solo riding pace would put me about 2 hrs 20 minutes. As a new rider you'll see relatively quick gains in terms of speed. Once you've been riding for a few seasons the gains come much slower.

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Originally Posted by knoregs
I think that most readers of this sub forum would be between 2 - 2.5 hours for 42 miles. My normal solo riding pace would put me about 2 hrs 20 minutes. As a new rider you'll see relatively quick gains in terms of speed. Once you've been riding for a few seasons the gains come much slower.

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I'd be more like 3 hours for 42 miles.
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I thank you all for your advice and input, I will work hard and not give up.
Wish me luck
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