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is it true...Gall
May 5, 2002 8:44 AM
that one should either ride real hard or real easy because everything in between is a waste?
Uh, no.Kerry
May 5, 2002 4:18 PM
There are several zones of training (4 or 5, depending on which coach you talk to) and each of them has their place. A lot of people think LSD stands for Long Slow Distance (your "real easy" reference) but it actually stands for Long STEADY Distance. The "real hard or real easy or pay the price" stuff is a combination of bluster and over simplification.
Technicaly you are right but,allervite
May 6, 2002 8:53 AM
I think the go hard or easy advice is good for a new to racing kind of guy. A lot of the intricacies of a finely tuned plan for a veteran are not of much use to a rider who is trying to build enough strength and fitness to keep up with the local group ride.

I think an easy to follow, easy to understand plan is much more productive for a beginning racer.

In other words, it's relative.