How Many Hours Do You Train Per Week?



bgoetz

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An old Guy said:
I just love these guys who claim to race on low hours. The Cat2's I know train on the road 4 days a week: Tue 4h, Thur 4h, Sat 6h, Sun 6h. And then 3 days a week indoors. 
So when do these "Cat 2s" that you know find time to race? I don't know a single person who puts in that amount of time that does not ride a bike for a living. I am submitting my upgrade here shortly, so I trained to be at a Cat 2 level and my biggest week was 22hrs during base. When I am racing/training my weeks are 14-16hrs. During my peak weeks I am down to basically just racing and brushing up on things throughout the week. Trust me 20+ hours when you have any type of life off the bike is very difficult, heck 15 hrs is hard.
 

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Do the weekend tt, crit, or road race and then finish up with a training ride.

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There are lots of guys who have lives and find 20+ hours a week to engage in other endevors.
 

bgoetz

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Do the weekend tt, crit, or road race and then finish up with a training ride. --- There are lots of guys who have lives and find 20+ hours a week to engage in other endevors.
That is maybe something that people will do on ocassion when building base, but I don't know anyone who does that on a regular basis, and I know some pretty spectacular cyclists. It is not needed, what would be the point in doing a race and then going out on a 2hr L1/L2 ride? What would you gain from unless it is early season and you are still building base?
 

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Originally Posted by bgoetz .


That is maybe something that people will do on ocassion when building base, but I don't know anyone who does that on a regular basis, and I know some pretty spectacular cyclists. It is not needed, what would be the point in doing a race and then going out on a 2hr L1/L2 ride? What would you gain from unless it is early season and you are still building base?
You continue to ride after a race because doing the race is not enough work for your training plan.
 

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That is not my question. What purpose does it serve in their training when done outside of a base building period? You talk like you are an expert on these things, so give me your answer.
 

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Originally Posted by bgoetz .

That is not my question. What purpose does it serve in their training when done outside of a base building period? You talk like you are an expert on these things, so give me your answer.
My answer "You continue to ride after a race because doing the race is not enough work for your training plan" does seem to answer your question.

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bgoetz

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No, the fact that you don't understand what I am getting at just highlights your lack of knowledge on cycling training. I am done, it isn't really fair, kinda like clubbing baby seals