Oct 2, 2003 8:31 AM
|Disheartened to read the amounts the roadbikers are logging when this question is posed on the regular discussion group. I am struggling to find the time to reach 2,000 miles before the snow flies in the already chilly northeast. The road bike discussion groupers are logging 400 to 600 miles a month and 4,000 to 6,000 this year. I want to see if I am unrealistic in expecting to improve as a triathlete at this current level. Since I am not training with anyone I have no one to compare to. Anyone for mileage totals? Advice on you find the time would be appreciated.|
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Oct 2, 2003 11:56 AM
|Remeber that as a tri-geek, you are also logging anywhere from 20 - 50 miles per week.
On many occasions I have seen the question "how do running miles relate to riding miles?". The usual answer is 3.5 miles on the bike relate to 1 mile on foot.
So take heart, if you are like me, my 30 miles per week convert to 105 miles to add to my 100 miles on my bike each week.
For a total "adjusted" mileage of >800 miles per month.
Don't sweat the numbers. Nothing against anyone who rides, but quality miles will always work towards improving performance and fitness compared to the usual 1,000,000,000 mile ride report to the coffee/pastry shop tour.
BTW, Happy IM Championship month!!