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Increasing training volume(3 posts)

Increasing training volumeSoultrain
Sep 5, 2002 6:35 PM
I am wondering how much an average cyclist can increase their training volume, say per week, without going into a state of overtraining. How much have you been able to increase yours? From what kind of begining fitness level?
for an average ,say, cat 4 racers body, how long would it take to learn to cope with the increased stress from 120 miles per week to 250+ base miles ?
What might be some problems to look for when doing so?
In advance, thanks for the inputs

On a personal note I just wanted to tell everyone that I will complete my four years obligated Naval service on the 15th of this month! I get to be a civilian again, and go back to the good old USA(been posted in Diego Garcia for a year)
I am excited to get back!
Congrats, you're pretty short! You must be one of those Navyhrs
Sep 6, 2002 4:39 AM
pukes who realizes PT is more than just walking to the chow hall ;-) (just a little inter-service ribbing). Can't help on the training Q. But I can say welcome back to civilian life and the world (I'm guessing Diego Garcia doesn't have much to do off base). What are your plans for once you get home (job lined up/going to school/etc.)?

Yea, that's why I'm posting on a cycling boardSoultrain
Sep 8, 2002 12:41 AM
Well.... Thanks for the welcome back to the world of normality. Diego Garcia island is the base so, no there isn't anthing to do off base but go fishing.
I plan to go to college full time and use that G.I. bill that the government gave me. I might look into a Part-time job in the Calibration field in the Ventura area, I just haven't been able to find anything on the internet.