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2002 season around the corner...hows your training going?(18 posts)

2002 season around the corner...hows your training going?BigLeadOutGuy
Jan 12, 2002 1:00 PM
Hey all!!
Just wanted to drop a line and see how everyones training is coming along...Mine is painstaking, Im still 10 pounds overweight and for some reason feeling very very slow! not to mention its bitter cold =(
Hope everyone is doing better than I!!! haha
stay stoked
its goingWoof the dog
Jan 12, 2002 3:56 PM
i wish i got paid for all the time on rollers.


re: 2002 season around the corner...hows your training going?flyinbowlofmilk
Jan 12, 2002 5:08 PM
Well mines is going just fine right now. It has been so cold for 1 week,that it snowed here. But other than that I have been progressing toward 500 miles and then on to 1,000 miles. I have been riding with a LBS group on Sundays to learning how to ride in a group. And I am learning how to ride with clipless pedals now. Other than that I decided to join a Cycling club/racing team. I hope I don't make that much of a fool of myself(ha,ha). And I am getting in shape too.
Racing codeallervite
Jan 12, 2002 7:16 PM
Not very well. Have not hardly touched the bike. I'm just hoping to finish my races and have fun.

Those of you in the know will be able to translate that just fine.
Right On!!BigLeadOutGuy
Jan 13, 2002 6:35 AM
Sounds good flyinbowlofmilk!!!
No group riding for me yet...I figure ill wait till about a month out till I work on that...right now its all base and threshold training....I just wish i could get rid of those damn 10 pounds....grrrrrrr...time to starve i guess
stay stoked
re: 2002 season around the corner...hows your training going?Daniel H.
Jan 13, 2002 5:22 PM
It's going well for me I am still working on my leg strength though. I haven't had much time for big miles yet. I just try to get in my usual 30 miler at least twice a week, and go to the gym twice a week also. I am about five lbs overweight but I am not going to worry about it right now, as the island that I'm on is very flat.

re: 2002 season around the corner...hows your training going?philippec
Jan 14, 2002 9:13 AM
Pretty well -- I'm about 1.5 months into my training this year and working up to 15 weekly hours. Mostly base kms and a lot of fixed-gear speed work and the occasional sunday cyclocross race. I'm down to 78 kilos for 180 cm's which is better than I have ever been this early in the season for a long time -- I'm shooting to shed another 3-4 kilos before the races start in earnest in June. After a few years off due to a cycling accident, followed by the birth of 2 daughters (no accident!) and grad school/job changes, this will be my first year back on the race circuit -- I'm hoping for a good one!!

good indicator thus farDuane Gran
Jan 14, 2002 10:25 AM
Ironically yesterday was my day to test the waters. I did a group ride with my team and some of the heavy hitters showed up. I made it my task to keep up with them as long as possible. The ride started with about 30 people and I was among the first 5 to ride in. I was totally wiped out and spent over an hour above LT, but it was important for me to know that I could do it. I've been mostly working on base and strength work and hadden't spent extended time at a race pace for over 4 months, so this was indeed a stress test. I haven't met all my pre-season goals, but I'm feeling okay about it.
goin good...YoungRcR
Jan 14, 2002 2:44 PM
So far i have well over my 1000 miles i wanted. Im actually at about 1200. I do two club rides sat./sun. ridin to and from the ride and that gives me around 120-150 miles every weekend, then ride during the week depending on how i feel/time availible. I do lots of low cadence seeted climbing and have just recently started dabbing with powerstarts.

I also had a good indicator at our local "Polar bear ride" its was 22 outside, it started reasonable but it started picking up and it was a solid full blown race by the time we got back with a sprint finish and all. I hung right in there with the local hammers of various ages but i was by far youngest (16).

I am so stoked about the race season!
goin good...Zipper
Jan 15, 2002 3:08 PM
YoungRcR: My advice is conditional. If you plan on racing in Texas, I think you are pushing yourself too hard. Take the four to six weeks off and rest. You can still sleep with your bike but no riding. If you are racing outside of Texas, it sounds like you are smart and have the advantage of having experienced riders around you. Take advantage of that. So far you are on track for a great season. Becareful of too much intensity. Good luck!!
I live in NCYoungRcR
Jan 15, 2002 3:43 PM
and as far as sleeping with my bike, mom says it cant come in the house, has to sleep in the basement with my dads bike, my mountain bike, and the Schwinn spinner.
I think your going a little too hard this earlyJoeBob
Jan 15, 2002 6:37 AM
I don't mean to butt in, but assuming you and the guy who posted below plan to peak for the first time sometime in May or later, I think you're doing too much intensity right now. An hour above LT is SERIOUS training, the type of training one does in the month or two prior to the peak period. This is usually the time to build base miles. The guy below who already has 1200 miles in sounds like he'll be ready to peak in April. Just my two cents.
Maybe, maybe notallervite
Jan 15, 2002 11:16 AM
Intensity is the key word here. Piling on the miles that a non working 16 year old has the time for is great as long as the pace is light. An hour around LT is definately too intense, but as long as it is done rarely (once every 3-4 weeks)it is not going to bring you to peak. Youngrcr's good form is hopefully because of his huge aerobic endurance base and those seated strength workouts. These are allowing him to get away with a low LT right now.

I would say that as long as he avoids the temptation to hammer, he is going great and can start his build toward peak anytime he likes. You can do base and strength work all year and never peak.
Maybe, maybe notYoungRcR
Jan 15, 2002 1:52 PM
I agree, but i am young and un-experienced. From what i have read and been told by great riders of our area is to stack miles on this time of season with lot hearts rate (my personal ceiling i like to stay under is around 155, considering my estimated LT is 187+) The effort at the club ride is the first time my heart rate has seen 170+ in over 2 months.

I was also told and have read that going hard every once in a while during base is not a big problem as long as its not often and not an extended effort.

And hey i do work, well kinda. I wake up at 5:45 to get to school on time and get home at around 2:45. I do have a job during the summer/spring keeping up 10 yards, good thing thats not during base.
Maybe, maybe notYoungRcR
Jan 15, 2002 1:54 PM
Sorry about the spelling. I meant to say with low heart rates.
Sorry about the job comment (nm)allervite
Jan 15, 2002 8:21 PM
Not too early...bigrb
Jan 18, 2002 2:37 PM
It all depends on what level you're racing at and when your important races are... In sunny so cal we start racing in two weeks and Redlands is only a month after that. I'm doing about 35-40 hours/week with a fair amount of intensity.
u right joebobspdplayr
Jan 19, 2002 9:52 PM
i agree with joebob. i'm in the gym now lifting (volume still) four days a week and doing low volume high intensity cardio 4 days and 2 low vol/low intensity days with a rest day for my peak in june. i still have 25 lbs to loose (major knee surgery less than a year ago and still wishing i hadn't discovered what normal as opposed to no-fat cheese tasted like!). see you on the line!