Hours or Kms??

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by zakeen, Aug 20, 2003.

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Which is better to log your rides??

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  1. zakeen

    zakeen New Member

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    What do you go by?

    Hours ???

    OR

    Km's ???

    I train in hours.
     
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  2. zaskar

    zaskar New Member

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    ZAKEEN, im SORRY i replied to you the the way
    i did, my IGNORANCE ! calling another guy here
    (mate) where i live means somthing else.
    again sorry to you and who ever read that and im glad
    it got erased!

    anyways i go bye hours, and i ride 2-3 hours
    a ride but all thats gonna change i gotta
    get on a schedule.
     
  3. 2LAP

    2LAP New Member

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    I record Hours @ levels or HR zones.

    Like bikes, not all hours are equal.
     
  4. Lasalles

    Lasalles New Member

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    I go by km's that way if your riding slower you can still get the same kms done.
     
  5. redstorm

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    I go by hours and like 2Lap I record time in HR zones, Actually the Polar does it automagically for me :)
     
  6. serottarider

    serottarider New Member

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    Hours, time in HR zones and perceived effort. Love that Polar!
     
  7. rickt

    rickt New Member

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    As a coach, I ask all athletes under my care to record, time, distance, cadence (average), and HR. because not all can afford the HR monitor that records time spent in zones I ask each rider to training within certain zones for specific time periods. So a concise diary should have all of the above info. However, ALL EXTRANEOUS CRAP ASIDE, Time is more essential than distance . I even go to the extent of telling my athletes that I don't care if their speedometer doesn't work, as long as the cadence and timer are working on the computer I'm happy.
     
  8. westley007

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    well i like kms because i like doing a set distance
     
  9. jtfleming

    jtfleming New Member

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    I use the same course 3 days a week...27.5 miles (44.26 km) and check my time against the historical time. One day a week I go by time (about 3 hours total) and one day a week I go by distance (no specific course).
     
  10. zakeen

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    @zaskar - Thats OK, where I come from(Australia) that is one of the nicest things to say to someone!

    I go by hours, But I do record kms,HR,Cad,Alt,Temp
     
  11. prestonjb

    prestonjb New Member

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    Jtfleming,

    I think I do the same. Typically if you have a training routine then you are doing the same miles (kms) and unless your improvement is dramatic, that will end up being close to the same hours.
     
  12. Memphmann

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    A hrs dude here.....

    Memph
     
  13. SPfaff

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    I used to train by hours, but now I train by miles and speed. When you are training for a 45 mile road race that takes under 2 hours to complete, training for 2-3 hours make not increase my fitness enough to finish. Races are measure by distance not time. Over the winter I work to increase my endurance to 150% of the distance I intend to race at the next year. If you can ride 60 miles in training, you can finish a 40 mi road race. After I have increased my endurance, I start working on speed early in the spring. I use intervals for speed work.
     
  14. Bug Smasher

    Bug Smasher New Member

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    It's nice to keep track of Kms, but I train by hours. (10 km in a head wind is much different than 10 km in a tail wind), but an hour is an hour.
     
  15. RalleighOke

    RalleighOke New Member

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    By hours, but it's always nice to see how far you went and how fast you went. I have a specific route and like to see if I'm improving on my Avg. If I get close to home and see I'm going to improve on my previous time, I just take a detour.
     
  16. Fooz

    Fooz New Member

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    I go by hours, since I do training on my mountainbike as well. You can do as little as 15km's on a mtb, but it can take you 90mins, and have your avg. heart rate far higher than on a road ride.
     
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