Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-27-07, 03:37 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maine
Bikes: Felt F80
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New to road schedule?

Hey all,
Well, after breaking my ankle a few weeks ago it looks like running is out and biking is in. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to make a road training schedule. My goals are purely to stay in shape/aerobic exercise. I have no intentions of racing, but I do work out pretty hard 5-6 times a week.
Karpems is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-07, 04:16 PM   #2
NorCal Climbing Freak
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 872
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In all honesty, if you're both new to the sport and only interested in fitness, I would just ride lots. Try to vary your terrain and pace, but at this point just go out and have fun. Ride as many days as you can, and remember to leave enough time for recovery and adaptation. You should find that, at this point, without any sort of structured training, you will see some marked improvements pretty quickly.

If you find after you've developed a base level of fitness that you want to build a structured training plan, I would look into Joe Friel's "Training Bible," Chris Carmichael's "Ultimate Ride," and (especially) Greg LeMond's "Complete Book of Bicycling." Each of these books has some great info on what you need to consider when constructing a training schedule.
grebletie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:25 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.