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Traing question on Friel's stuff...(6 posts)

Traing question on Friel's stuff...bent_spoke
Feb 4, 2003 6:02 AM
I'm trying to put together some sort of training schedule. I established a yearly and weekly training targets in hours from Friel's. I was hoping that some one might give me some comments on how to reasonably break down weekly hours to daily training numbers. I have a 6-day schedule with one day off from Bicycle Mag, which seems ok, mixing hard-easy days. I was looking for some feedback (pro/cons etc.) regarding the value of this approach vs other, to better understand how things fit together. Thanks for your help!

Sample breakout (daily percentage of weekly total hours)
Mon/12%, Tues/14%, Wed/19%, Thurs/0ff, Fri/12%,
Sat/18%, Sun/25%
Look in the daily workouts.(Friel method)..Spunout
Feb 4, 2003 7:37 AM
From the weekly workout schedule, go to the daily workout schedule and write down the hours per day, plus the off days.

Next, go to the daily workout descriptions (the bar graphs). Find the workout phaze you are in, take the highest volume workout and make that your longest day (3 or 2.5 hours, depending on your annual). Continue with the next highest volume until all workouts are assigned. Make sure your intensity matches too.

The dialy workout descriptions also prescribe your week. I count my gym workout as a 1.0 hour E1/E2 workout.
Unfortunately the daily workouts are not included in...bent_spoke
Feb 4, 2003 5:11 PM
The "Cycling Past 50" version of Friel. Can you fill me in on the numbers for 7 hours per week? thanks
Unfortunately the daily workouts are not included in...Spunout
Feb 5, 2003 4:12 AM
I don't have my book here, but a 7 hour week can have two days off and your workouts would be 2/1.5/1.5/1.0/1.0. That is the great thing, you still can have days off! I'd even count a gym day as a 1 hour workout.

Depending on your longest ride, you can make the 2 a 2.5 or 3 hour ride, just take some time out of a 1.5 hour ride. Mix up those days off, after your M1/2 days (are you in Base?) or a hard weight workout. Be flexible, make it work for you. I've done 11 hour weeks with two days off, it helps manage home, life, and my recovery a bit better.
Having off 2 days off sounds great...bent_spoke
Feb 5, 2003 6:20 AM
it seems like you get pretty good mileage too with 11 hours. Right Right now, I'm just spining on the trainer & I think that 2 hours might be a limit of sorts, as I've done 70min tops so far. Two hours on the road would be no big deal, but on the trainer, I might loose it. Thanks for your input & I'll be looking to work two days of into my schedule!
re: Traing question on Friel's stuff...Matt Britter
Feb 4, 2003 9:40 AM
Look on Page 125, Daily Training hours. It breaks down the Weekly hours, 1 long ride which is roughly 25% of weekly hours then the rest of hours.