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Training Schedule Suggestions(5 posts)

Training Schedule SuggestionsReed Rudy
Apr 4, 2001 9:49 AM
I just bought a road bike for the first time and want to start training to possibly race road, but definitely race mountain. Does anyone have suggestions on a training schedule or have links to a site that deals with this specifically for biking? Any help would be much appreciated.
re: Training Schedule Suggestionsrollo tommassi
Apr 6, 2001 8:01 AM
There are many sources, including this site, but curious to know your background better before making suggestions - age/height/weight/experience?

Good sources include Carmichael, Friel, Burke, Phinney, Lemond; they all have 'systems', so browse, ride and learn to develop your own system. Links to these and other training sites can be found through MTBR, velonews, truesport (all .coms)
re: Training Schedule SuggestionsReedrudy
Apr 6, 2001 10:44 AM
I'm 20 years old, 6 feet tall, and 200 pounds (about 15% body fat). I've been riding mountain regularly the past two years, and last summer I road about 1000 miles on the road with a S-Works mountain bike. Everything that I have done has revolved around mountain biking, but I want to get serious about racing and bought a road bike to train with. I'm planning on losing a lot of weight and have the whole summer free to do as much riding as possible. I'm going to Australia in July (beginning of their spring) so I will probably enter some road races there.

I will check out the sites, but it seems everywhere I go there is TOO much information and i don't know what to do with it all. Any more help would be great, and thanks so far!
re: Training Schedule SuggestionsJon Billheimer
Apr 6, 2001 1:19 PM
Further to what RT had to say, pick one program, e.g. Carmichael, Friel, etc. and stick to it for at least one season. Consistency above all is most important. As you say, you're swamped with information and it's easy to get distracted, jump from one program to another, etc., which can slow or even reverse your progress. Good luck, and above all, have fun with your riding.
re: Training Schedule Suggestionsmust_pedal_harder
Apr 7, 2001 5:49 PM
Determine your long and short term goals, it's key in not loosing focus, and helps you to push yourself harder in your training.