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Critique my training plan

Old 06-02-07, 06:48 PM
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Critique my training plan

So I have ridden off and on over the years, going back to my youth. I got back into riding big time last year. I was doing great up until a few months ago, when I got nailed with back to back colds (thanks kids) and lost one of my consultants at work, putting me back out in the field more.

So I am getting back into it and have come up with a plan of sorts so I can get the most out of my time.

Much of this is dicated by availability on given days. Other things I am just a newbie at.

BTW, I don't race. I also don't plan to anytime soon. But I want to try and get to the point that I could try racing if I wanted to.

Anyhow here goes.

Monday- Day off
Tuesday- Commute to/from work. 32 miles each way with ~2200 feet of climbing each way. Nothing special planned. Try to take it easy LSD type ride. But I do have to get to work on time!!
Wed- Intervals
Thursday-Off
Fri- Intervals
Sat- Up at 5am. Long ride. Recovery (~4 hours)
Sun- Bike to/from church. about 15 miles each way. I don't know if I should do anything special. I generally kinda treat it like a 15mi TT each way with a 90 min break in between.

So there you have it. One question is about intervals. Where I live is pretty hilly. I have very little flat, either going up or down. Lots of rollers. A fair number of short but steep (above 10%) hills. And some slow grinds. Is there a whole lot different between doing hill intervals and just normal ones? Alot of my rides tend to be kinda like hill intervals naturally. Ride up, recover on the way down is pretty much most of my riding.

Thanks

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Old 06-02-07, 10:13 PM
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My thoughts:

1) Since you're getting back into it, concentrate more on the LSD rides.
2) Two days of intervals is too much for you every week. You are unlikely to be recovered enough on Friday to really be able to work hard.
3) TT is a good way to test your fitness, but it's not a good way to train. It's too hard for aerobic miles, and not hard enough for anaerobic work.
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I would love to concentrate on more LSD. Unfortunately my schedule as it stands currently doesn't give me a lot of free time for LSD rides except tuesday (commute) and saturday. I fit in interval days on those days that I only have time for a shorter more targetted workout. I guess I could make friday a short but easier ride.

As far as calling my sunday ride a TT, that may be a bad way to describe it. I generally go somehwat hard (not a super easy L2 ride) But I am not pushing it at LT the whole time either. It is just a ride with a time limit.

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