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Whats next...kRaZy_kaRL
Jan 29, 2004 8:23 PM
I have been training for the season which starts last weekend in feb. So far i have been doing base miles (which, as i understand, are hr in the 55-65 percentile and lots of hours, since dec.)(feel free to correct me at any point), mostly indoors on rollers and a trainer. What should i start now? I have a good mid-season schedual that a friend made for me how ever i dont believe that i am ready for that particular workout just yet. A book i have been reading/skiming (High Performance Cycling by A. Jeukendrup more on this later..) recommends Aerobic Intervals/transition training. What do all u wonderful cyclists do/think?

Concerning the book i like it because it gives ideas from a range of doctor type and normal type folks, which seems better then one persons opinion. I could be wrong though...

Quick facts to help with the above question(s)- 21 yrs old, enough time to workout (in college - no job), strong will to be better then last year,

Thanks in advance

Krazy_Karl
Need more info, but the book is rightinnergel
Jan 30, 2004 10:12 AM
Start mixing in some intervals and hard efforts once a week. Keep the intensity to around 90% maxHR and keep the sessions to an hour or so. You can easily do this on the trainer. As the weeks pass, you can add some intensity and lengthen the sessions a bit. Once the season is in full swing, you'll need to transition to an in-season training mode, which is ups the ante again, depending on your goals.

Nothing wrong with using the book you have. There are a bunch of excellent training books out there. The best one is the one that you will use.

It's hard to suggest a training schedule without knowing what your exact goals are.

Good luck and let us know how it comes along.
I want to win...kRaZy_kaRL
Jan 30, 2004 2:43 PM
... don't we all
So start with one hard workout a week and build on it...

thanks

Karl