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Training for TT's(4 posts)

Training for TT'sMr_Grim2
May 28, 2002 12:06 PM
I have four weeks until my first Time Trial this season. I've been training mostly for crits with a combination of tempo intervals, endurance miles, and various sprint efforts.

What, if anything, should I be doing differently to prepare for a time trial? Riding longer tempo intervals? Hill climb intervals?
TT bike?DougSloan
May 28, 2002 12:10 PM
If you are going to be using a tt bike or at least aerobars on your road bike, at least do some training rides in that position to develop the different muscles and get a feel for handling.

How long is the tt?
re: Training for TT'sbrider
May 28, 2002 1:26 PM
LT intervals. You need to get some extended red-line efforts in, and dial in your position. It may take some work on flexibility to get comfortable in your aero position, but it IS important. Four weeks isn't a lot of time, so do at least a couple sessions a week of extended intervals.
A race horse dont train hills before a Derby run.Canidraftyou
May 29, 2002 11:45 PM
Sorry for the title. But dont that make since. I would say learn to ride within 2 or 3 heart beats from your LTH and keep it there for the duration of the time that you would be racing. Of course on race day you need to turn it on. I would go more in depth but my lunch break is (at work).

You might work hills no more than once a week during this training period, for power output.

G. Smith