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What's your typical cycling week?(30 posts)

What's your typical cycling week?Dave Hickey
Jul 29, 2003 5:56 AM
Here's mine

Monday- Leave work at 5:00pm drive to hockey rink. Ride for 2 hrs while kid #2 has practice- approx 30-35 miles

Tuesday- Leave work at 5:00pm drive to hockey rink. Ride for 2 hours while kid #1 has practice- approx 30-35 miles

Wed- evening group ride with LBS- 20-25 miles

Thur- ride early AM or lunch time because of evening hockey games- 15-18 miles

Friday- rest day

Saturday- Leave the house at 6:15am for 3 hour ride: around 50 miles. Once a month a 100k or 100mile charity ride

Sunday- Leave the house at 8:00am(my 1 day to sleep in) for 2-3 hour ride: around 40 miles.

I average close to 200 miles week.
re: What's your typical cycling week?andy02
Jul 29, 2003 6:14 AM
mon 30-45 (with the wife) sometimes again in the afternoon with someone else
tues 40-50 with group or crit
wed 20-60 depends on time and how hard thurs will be
thurs crit, break away prac, or hill repeat miles vary greatly but at least 35
fri easy 30-40
sat long ride 60+
sunday long ride 60+
unless I am going to race that week
totals are at least 225 upto 340
as if...JS Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 6:18 AM
this year i've had from 47-mile weeks to ~500-mile weeks. with family, work, vacation, and other obligations, my "training plan" is typically pretty hodge-podge.

rest days: i like to take one day off per week, provided there are no special events planned or recently ridden. otherwise, i might take 2-3 days off after a long ride (brevet, etc), or taper a little before a long ride. recently i've also been running and working a little in the gym.

sure, more info than you wanted, but it's al relevant. "typical" cycling week:

mon ride short, run base miles, or off (bike = 15-20 miles)
tue ride or run, tempo (bike = 20-30 miles)
wed ride easy, 15-30 miles
thu fast group ride, 35-60 miles
fri ride short, run base miles, or off (bike = 15-20 miles)
sat long weekly ride, 60-125 miles, or 100-??? mile event
sun group ride, hills or sprints, 30-40 miles

this will change pretty soon to include more running and gym work and less riding, as the running legs return.
re: What's your typical cycling week?abicirider
Jul 29, 2003 6:23 AM
Mon: Mt Bike single track 2hrs AM 2.5 hr Road ride PM
Tues: 70-80 miles or 3.5-4.5 hrs road
Wed: Mt Bike single track 2 hrs AM 2 hr Road PM
Thur: 80-90 miles 4.5 - 6 hrs Road or alternate fast group ride instead PM
Fri: Rest day
Sat: 75-90 miles or 4.5-6.5 hrs
Sun: easy 2 hr pm ride.
alternate some less miles for climbing rides.
If I was working no way could I do this so this is atypical but I'm enjoying it very much not a penny to my name but hey I will take the bike and riding racing anyday.
Be safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
re: What's your typical cycling week?loki_1
Jul 29, 2003 6:28 AM
Typical for July:

Mon 30-40 miles after work, solo.
Tue Alternate sporting activity
Wed Officiate at kids swim meet
thu Alternate sporting activity
Fri Swim team pep rally
Sat Officiate at kids swim meet (am). Possibly ride solo in afternoon 30-40 miles or 10 miles with kids.
Sun If I didnt ride Sat, ride Sun morning 30-40 miles.

Average 60 miles per week with the occaisional 100 mile week.

August: Well, swim team is over but figure skating still has one more competition (Hershey Open). After that, vacations and plenty of time riding with the kids.
Hodge podge as wellpitt83
Jul 29, 2003 6:41 AM
Monday: Hill repeats with flats warm up, about 20 miles with 1/2 hills

Tuesday: Commute, 2x10miles

Wednesday: Flat LTHR time trial loop, 15miles OR running day

Thursday: Group ride, 25 miles

Friday: Longer ride, 40-60

Saturday: Recovery ride, 30 miles OR running

Sunday: Long ride, about 60

week total = 180 to 200
re: What's your typical cycling week?rwbadley
Jul 29, 2003 6:47 AM
Monday- 20-30 mile ride @ 5 PM. Sometimes interrupted by other things that have to be done.

Tuesday- 25-35 mile ride @ 5pm. Sometimes interrupted by other things that have to be done.

Wednesday- Rest day. Sometimes interrupted by a ride that was missed earlier in the week because of things that had to be done.

Thursday- Group ride. 'Tho in June and July I sometimes do Group ride, then ride over to the next town to the farmers market to get fresh produce.

Friday- Slow, short ride to the beer store. Slow, longer ride on the return.

Saturday- Group ride, or solo. Usually about 2.5 hrs.

Sunday- 3-5 hr hill climbing route. Solo or with riding buds.

I average 150-200 miles/week
re: What's your typical cycling week?Scot_Gore
Jul 29, 2003 6:47 AM
Mon-Fri 5:30am 20 mile loop, then back to house to rouse child from slumber and get to school/daycare/camp (whatever's on the block that week).
Saturday early AM start for a 45 - 80 mile run out of the driveway. Back to the house and my late rising family is just beginning their day.
Sunday - same as Saturday.

Poor weather stops me better than 80% of the time.

M-F Ride Rollers 6:00am to 6:45am (or till I can't take anymore)
Sat & Sunday - sleep in and ignore the bike.

Skipping work,getting up at dawn, agravating my wifePaulCL
Jul 29, 2003 6:47 AM
I try to sneak in as much time as possible:

Sunday: Up at 6am for 75-90 miler. Usually alone, but I am organizing a group to join me
Monday: occasionally get up early to grab 20+ recovery miles
Tuesday: off or in the gym for light weight workout
Wednesday: 6am 30-40 miler alone
Thursday: off or maybe in the gym
Friday: I sneak out of work almost every afternoon and do 50 miles
Saturday: Usually off...but sometimes I do an hour of hills or TT's while my wife is at the gym

Average weekly miles: 140-175 Biggest week: 490 miles

My wife just doesn't understand why me or anyone else "needs" to workout/ride/exercise more than three days per week. It's been a constant, low grade, battle for years now. But generally, she is very supportive and understanding of my addiction. As my kids get older and more self-sufficient, its' allowed me more riding time. Baring another major mechanical (frame crack) or a major mechanical of my body, I should have record mileage this year. Heck, its' the end of July and I'm within 800 miles now.
I'll take anythingDougSloan
Jul 29, 2003 6:49 AM
These days...

Monday: forget it; work late, wife pregnant and tired, play with 1 year old

Tuesday: 10% chance of convincing wife to let me go mountain bike ride for 1 hour; if not, ride 2-5 miles with 1 year old and possibly wife on tandem

Wednesday: same story as Monday

Thursday: about the same as Tuesday, but chances increase to 50% if no riding so far this week.

Friday: no way; time to be home or go out to eat

Saturday: 30% chance of 2 hour mountain bike ride; 5% chance of 40-65 mile road ride; 1% chance of 155 mile Climb to Kaiser

Sunday: if rode on Saturday, 1 % chance of short ride; if no riding on Saturday, 50% chance of 2 hour trail ride or 2-4 hour road ride

Repeat for foreseeable future, except when in trial. Then, chance of any riding about 5% per week.

or... 'How life gets in the way of living?!' ;-) nmrwbadley
Jul 29, 2003 6:54 AM
or, "why all cyclists should be lottery winners" nmDougSloan
Jul 29, 2003 6:56 AM
Nap time = Ride time for daddypitt83
Jul 29, 2003 6:57 AM
She wants the house quiet; I can do that. Certainly can't mow the lawn during nap time. Her favorite is when I take the dog mountain biking with me for 2 1/2 hrs. Fine with me!
too unpredictable hereDougSloan
Jul 29, 2003 7:01 AM
Naps are sporadic and could last 10 minutes or 2 hours. He'd probably wake up before I got my shoes on. Tried many times.

choices, priorities, ack. nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 9:54 AM
too unpredictable hereLowend
Jul 29, 2003 10:13 AM
And they know when you plan to ride. If you go out, it will be their ten minute nap and the wife is will be mad when you get back. If you stay home, it will bet the two hour nap.

This is guaranteed.
I ride for fun, no real schedulec722061
Jul 29, 2003 6:59 AM
I usually get off work at 4 and go for 1-2 hours ride (~ 20-35 miles). If I do not feel like riding that day, I just skip and go for a swim then go home to help my wife with house stuff. Saturday and Sunday are sleepin days and I will go for long ride 40+ miles at the end of the days. I average about 150 miles per week. Same set up for winter but I stay home for rest day instead of going swimming.
5 on, 2 offterry b
Jul 29, 2003 7:07 AM
barring interruptions -

Sunday 2-3 hours, 40-50 miles
Monday off
Tuesday: 1-1.5 hours, 20ish miles
Wednesday: ditto Tuesday
Thursday: ditto Wednesday
Friday: off
Saturday 2-3 hours, 40-50 miles

500-700 mile months is my goal for May-September, 300-400 during the standard time months. 6000 per year is the outside number yearly.
Ditto for 2 off during build 2...Spunout
Jul 29, 2003 7:36 AM
Monday: off
Tuesday: 1h criterium or intervals
Wednesday: 2h E2
Thursday 1.5H hillervals
Friday: off
Saturday: 1.5h Hill TT or hillervals, hill sprints
Sunday: 3h easy group/social ride.
Typical? I don't think so.No_sprint
Jul 29, 2003 7:26 AM
Here's for this week though

Every Monday I teach spin and hit the gym. Sometimes 2 hours on spin bike

Tuesday - 1 hour warmup then drills or FAST crit practice, 2 to 2.5 hours

Wednesday - 2 hour typically under 158, sometimes easier

Thursday - sometimes drills (vary), sometimes easy and spin, sometimes moderately fast crit practice

Friday - 1 hour recovery, sometimes additional hour moderate

Sat. - ride to spin, teach spin, ride home, hill work 3 to 4 hours

Sun - race day

Avg mileage per week for entire year is around 100. Coach says quality over quantity
re: What's your typical cycling week?tarwheel
Jul 29, 2003 7:30 AM
Monday -- Recovery ride about 20-24 miles after work, or take day off cycling and walk or play tennis with daughter.
Tuesday -- Same as Monday.
Wednesday -- Fast group ride, 28 miles, after work.
Thursday -- Tempo ride about 20-24 miles after work.
Friday -- Recovery ride or take day off cycling and walk.
Saturday -- Fairly fast group ride, 50-60+ miles, leaving 8-9 a.m.
Sunday -- Moderate pace group ride, 40-50 miles, leaving 8-9 a.m.

I typically ride 150-200 miles a week, year-round. Don't ride in the rain unless caught in it, which has happened a lot this year. I do a lot of metric-length rides, but usually only 1-2 centuries a year. Once a year, I usually take a week-long cycling trip (400+ miles) with my brother and/or friends.
re: What's your typical cycling week?CritLover
Jul 29, 2003 7:43 AM
This is my normal schedule, unfortunately it has been sidelined since I got some lingering virus that I can't seem to shake.

tues- local crit or fast group ride 30-40miles
weds- 15-25 easy miles (depending on punishment received on Tuesday)
thurs- 2-3 hrs- either intervals, hill repeats, or sprints
fri- 15 miles recovery
sat- race (btwn 40 and 65 miles total)
sun -race or long group ride - 50-70 miles
Jul 29, 2003 8:01 AM
Monday-Friday: 20-25 miles early am on the road during summer, 30-60 minutes on trainer the rest of the year, as many days a week as I can get out of bed early. Sometimes I can tell I need sleep more than I need the saddle time, though. With 2 kids in Scouts, music, karate, school activities, etc, afternoon & evening rides are rare, but occasionally I get a 20-30 mile tandem ride with my wife or a group ride after work.

Saturday: 40-80 mile road ride most weekends, usually with a few friends but sometimes alone. Often I'll be back before everyone else has dressed & has breakfast.

Sunday: Lunch ride to McDonalds, Taco Bell, pizza, etc. after church with my family.

I've mostly given up on mountain bikes. I do nearly all road rides from my driveway, but after I load the car and drive somewhere to ride the mountain bike, it adds 30-90 minutes to each end of a ride & to me that's too much time wasted.
usually more rest days then ride daysmoschika
Jul 29, 2003 8:14 AM
actually it's more like 50-50.

no real 'training' routine.

in any given week i might ride:
every other friday - 2hr. mtb ride
sat or sun. - sometimes both ~20 mi. road ride with wife
M-F - ~10-15mi RT commute 1-3x/wk and 1-3 20mi road rides w/wife, sometimes on same day as commute rides.

so in a good week i might get somewhere close 100 miles.

the rides w/wife are usually not too hard(i.e. mostly flat) since i'm trying to get her into biking. i figure the investment now will payoff in the long run.
re: What's your typical cycling week?03Vortex
Jul 29, 2003 8:27 AM
Attempt 2-3 AM rides during the week (30 mi. each) plus Sat and Sun (each day average about 60-70). Out the door during the week at 5AM is not always easy.
I ride for fun....CrankE
Jul 29, 2003 9:09 AM
...and race when and if it suits me.

All of these Sunday to Saturday schedules make riding sound as if it's supposed to be a job. Screw that.

I ride when the mood strikes and when it's fun, which is pretty dang often. When it's neither, I don't.

[rant]Hill rides, training rides, recovery rides.....what's ASCII code for barf? I've done that and it took all the fun out of it.

Many of these people (not all) are the ones who can't be bothered to say hello or even acknowledge a fellow rider. You look like it's such serious business. If you make your living at it, then it is. Otherwise, get over yourselves. We're all grown men riding bikes in tights, which is downright humorous, no matter what anyone says. [/rant]

My name is CrankE and I live up to my name. And I love my bike.
CrankE, I like your style...... nmDave Hickey
Jul 29, 2003 9:45 AM
re: What's your typical cycling week?t0adman
Jul 29, 2003 9:31 AM
Cycling Week - TOTAL
25 + 20 + 20 + 101 + 4 = 170
4.5 + 27 + 20 + 7 = 58.5
30 + 17.5 + 3.5 + 121 + 85 = 257
25 + 16 = 41
40 + 4 + 22 + 75 + 55 = 196

I try to ride as often as possible. The chart above is my last five weeks of riding. Like many of us, I wish I had more time to ride. The sun won't last for long so I'm trying to get the miles/time in the saddle up!
re: What's your typical cycling week?MShaw
Jul 29, 2003 10:12 AM
Mon: rest day

Tue: racing at the San Diego Velodrome. (That's tonite!)

Wed: LSD. 2.5-3 hours slow and steady

Thurs: Fiesta Is/track practice. Fiesta Island is a 10lap "race" around Fiesta Is. with 100+ of my closest friends. Its billed as a crit practice, but its effectively intervals as the local hammers try and break everyone's legs.

Fri: 1-2 hours EASY! After Tue/Thurs, I'm pretty well cooked. Sometimes I even take off.

Sat: 2.5+ hours easy to moderate. Ride down and meet the SDBC ride in La Costa, go down the coast with them, then back home one way or another.

Sun: track or racing or LSD. Depends on the week, what's going on, etc.

I hit the "screw it" zone in June and still haven't quite gotten back up to speed so I've written off the rest of the summer to try my hand at cross racing this "winter." I started running on the days that I can (Wed/Fri) in preparation for run-ups. Running: it is fun in a masochistic kinda way...

re: What's your typical cycling week?flying
Jul 29, 2003 3:50 PM
Monday through Friday
Wake at 4:30 down coffee do stretching crunches etc.
Shave & on bike by 5:30 to 5:45
Ride 40 minutes get home eat oatmeal jump in shower & drive 30 miles to work get there by 8am if I stop for non fat Latte.

Saturday ride with buddy at 8am usually 3.5 to 4.5 hours
with at least 4-5000' climbing

Sunday no rides take wife & daughter to breakfast hang out then go home & do yard work & take daughter to park in afternoon.

This feels right to me now. I sue to ride a lot more but it felt like I was never around........
Now I do 5000 miles a year with 300,000' of climbing & that is fine ;-)