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 03-16-08, 11:14 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oakland
Bikes: 2012 Cannondale CAADX 105; Wabi Classic Fixed Gear
Posts: 545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Week off bike...advice?

I've been riding for about a year - averaged about 100mi./week last summer until I herniated a disc in my lower back. I didn't ride much between September and February while my back was recovering and winter was in full force. For about the past 6 weeks, I've been doing non-specific workouts (3-5/week for about 80-120 weekly miles), getting my base miles in and making sure my back is with me (it is) before taking it up a notch. I'm around 600 base miles since mid February, and am ready to begin intervals and more specific training, as I've got several centuries lined up between May-Sept. (Most of which feature between 8-10K feet of climbing)... Unfortunately, I'm gonna be back in snow country this week for spring break and not riding (but will be snowboarding for a few days...). The first ride I've got circled is the Shasta Jamboree on May 4, to get ready for TUC (10, 000 ft. climbing) on May 10. I can ride 100 miles right now on the flats no problem; but it's the climbing that I'm concerned will crush the back and legs. I'm going to keep up on my core program for my back, but should I also be crushing sets of squats and working on my explosiveness, or will I be fine with a week of rest with just 4-5 weeks till event day?
humboldt'sroads 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 01:40 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.