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Two a day trainingkinger
Jan 14, 2003 9:42 AM
Ok, due to real world influences I'm only able to get in about 1.5 hours (usually on the trainer) of training in the morning. However, I can do another 1 to 1.5 hours in the evening or sometimes around lunch time. Question is, how does one integrate twice a day training without messing up your other workouts. I'm currently doing this:

Mon - Rest
Tues - Power workout (1.5 hours on trainer)
Wed - Endurance work (3 hours on the road)
Thur - Cruise intervals (1.5 hours on trainer)
Fri - Active recovery (1 hour on road or trainer)
Sat - Hard group ride (5 hours)
Sun - Long slow group ride (4-5 hours)

I'd like to be able to split up my Wednesday endurance work by doing one session in the morning and another in the evening. Will this give me enough recovery time for my Thursday morning interval work? Any other suggestions for twice a day workouts?
Looks good, but it's a heavy load for January.Pack Meat
Jan 14, 2003 2:27 PM
What exactly are you training for? Can you do 1.5 hours on a trainer? If it were me I would do a minimum on the trainer and get the rest outside. Try your schedule out because you are the only one that can tell if you are getting enough recovery.

Good luck with that 5 hour hard ride, it seems kind of extreme.
Looks good, but it's a heavy load for January.kinger
Jan 14, 2003 3:16 PM
I'm in AZ and the season starts here in a couple of weeks so my schedule is definitely heavier than your usual winter location. I ride outside as much as possible. The trainer time is only done during the week when I have to do it very early or late in the day.
re: Two a day trainingkinger
Jan 15, 2003 7:03 AM
Ok, let me ask this another way. Will I get the same benefit out of two 1.5 hour rides in done day as I would out of a single 3 hour ride?
re: Two a day trainingJames OCLV
Jan 15, 2003 8:05 AM
Aerobically speaking, no, you will not get the same benefit. That being said, if you have a well established base of aerobic fiteness (I'm assuming that you do based on the type of training you want to do now), it is relatively easy to can maintain the aerobic fitness you built by doing one easy endurance ride per week (looks like you have that scheduled on Sunday).
re: Two a day trainingMR_GRUMPY
Jan 15, 2003 9:38 AM
As long as you don't go too hard. If you're going to do two 1 1/2 hr sessions on the trainer, keep them in low zone 2 or upper zone 1. I find my limit indoors to be about two hours, so breaking up your workout is a good idea.
BOS Ridecholla
Jan 20, 2003 8:48 PM
Gotta love that Saturday BOS ride!!!
Or Shoot-Out?cholla
Jan 20, 2003 8:51 PM
Or should I say Shoot-Out?