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train 7days/week for 1 month?(8 posts)

train 7days/week for 1 month?aet
Jun 18, 2002 5:45 AM
i am considering taking august and living like a monk and training 7 days a week for thast month. i plan to be really careful by using the old HRM and having really easy recovery rides. i will just do it for one month. right now i go out 5x a week taking off monday and friday.

i think i have good miles in. is this unwise?
It toasted me.McAndrus
Jun 18, 2002 6:07 AM
I tried that over Christmas-New Year's week when I had every day off. Even though I used the HRM and alternated easy with hard rides, by the end of the week I had a couple of wooden stumps where my legs used to be.
why not add...Tom C
Jun 18, 2002 6:25 AM
lifting weights both upper and lower body every day as well. If some is good more must be better right?
it depends on your physical and mental conditionweiwentg
Jun 18, 2002 6:37 AM
but offhand I would say no. if you're at 5 days/week, you could possibly go up to 6 for a month. of course, if you're a 'closet' Cat 1, then it's a different story.
not even close to closet CAT1... one question:aet
Jun 18, 2002 7:12 AM
if i keep it to one hard ride and the rest LSD or recovery,
will that be harder on me than going 6 days a week with 2 hard sessions? will having 2 hard sessions and one day of total rest be preferable to the extra ride but one less hard session?
I ride 7 days a week...Wannabe
Jun 18, 2002 8:04 AM
1 endurance ride
2 speedwork/interval/group rides
4 recovery ride

If I happen to miss a day, it's always one of the recovery rides.

You can do it!LC
Jun 18, 2002 8:39 AM
I have been doing 7 days/week since March. You can easily do it if you do actually take easy days. I don't care if it is the Pope himself passing me on his beach cruiser, you have to stick to your plan of going at pace that will let you recover. You should also be careful of not doing a bunch of sort of hard days, but never any really hard days or will you will not improve.
Do it. Drop dead from over exertion. We never read you again.refusenik
Jun 18, 2002 4:03 PM