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    Weekly schedule: How is it looking?

    Final list (which will be altered as necessary, depending on fatigue level): day 1 - 5 x (4min high intensity + 2min low intensity), 5 minutes cool down day 2 - 2x20 minutes at 95% of your best pace for that time with 5 minutes rest between plus warmup and cooldown day 3 - 2x30 minutes at...
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    Weekly schedule: How is it looking?

    Thanks for the responses! I'm still getting used to the science that is all of this stuff. :) "Are you doing other types of racing, in adition to the 350 mile touring ride?" I don't have racing with a team or anything really official planned, but I do love participating in cycling events that...
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    Weekly schedule: How is it looking?

    Hi everyone. I'll try and keep this short. I've been out of the cycling game for about 8 months. I have about 2.5 months to train for a long, touring type of ride that will hopefully cover about 350 miles. That is the priority, but I also want to throw in some training for more race-type of...
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    How does this workout schedule look?

    Just wanted to post back with the results I am seeing. I am amazed. When I started, I was using 10 for the "high resistence", where I would pedal for 4 minutes, then rest for 2. And that was exhausting. At the beginning, I could only do 2 sets of that. Now I am using that as my resistence...
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    Cycling and running: reflections on compatibility.

    I wish I could become a runner, but my body just can't handle it. I have had reconstructive knee surgery on one of my knees. Without a brace, my knee will swell from even the most modest runnig (15 minutes) for days. With a brace, it will just be incredibly uncomfortable. Additionally, it...
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    fastest you ever rode ON THE FLAT?

    Damn. I was just going to make the motorcycle joke. :cool:
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    How does this workout schedule look?

    Thanks so much, Dave. I really appreciate the description. I know exactly which level I need to go at. The tour has been bumped up to about 1.5 months from today. But I don't think there is anything I can really do to help my abilities besides what I am doing, so I won't worry about it. I...
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    How does this workout schedule look?

    Thanks Dave. I really appreciate the help. I think I am starting to understand the basics of fitness a bit better. Quick question: What is the best way to obtain my "best pace" for a certain time(such as 20 minutes) on a stationary bike?
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    How does this workout schedule look?

    Alright guys, I used to cycle a lot, but it has been nearly a year since I did it with any frequency. I am a 19 year old male that weighs about 155lb. Slim build. Resting heart rate is about 75bpm, max heart rate is 205. I have a 350 mile tour over an unknown number of days coming up. I...