Do I need more volume

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by 11ring, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. 11ring

    11ring New Member

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    So, the sun is out and training begins. Anyway, i have started a minimalist training schedule. Criticise away.

    Monday 45 min tt pace
    Tuesday 45-60 min tempo
    Wed 60km ride, tempo
    Thursday nothing
    Friday nothing
    Sat Race
    Sun nothing, or maybe 80 km bunch ride

    Wed and sunday are my only days off work. So they are the only option for the long rides.
     
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  2. wiredued

    wiredued New Member

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    I'm no expert but three intense workouts with no recovery days in between would be to much for me.

     
  3. FREDBLACK

    FREDBLACK New Member

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    Not to change your actual workouts, I'd reorganise this way.


    Monday: nothing.
    Tues: your monday (add 10 min warm up and 10 min cool down)
    Wed: your Tues
    Thurs: Recovery ride (60min below tempo)
    Fri: nothing (or very short easy spin)
    Sat: Race
    Sunday: 80km bunch ride or long solo

    as you accumelate miles, youll find ways to increase TT pace workouts and decrease tempo

     
  4. kuan

    kuan New Member

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    Your volume should decrease during race season. Without knowing what it was before it's impossible to answer your question.
     
  5. 11ring

    11ring New Member

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    Has been not much at all, odd sunday bunch ride and random rides.

     
  6. kuan

    kuan New Member

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    Frankly, looks like race day for you is just an excuse to show off your legs. ;)

    I think you should just replace a tempo with an interval session and have a nice easy day after. Sharpen up your sprints.
     
  7. 11ring

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    What does that mean???

     
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