"Radioactive Man" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> On 12 Feb 2003 04:22:22 GMT, [email protected]
(Jon Isaacs) wrote:
> >>Here's a question for those who race road bikes: in terms of longest weekly rides, duration and
> >>number of intervals, spinning, etc., what is the best training strategy for training for a race
> >>in the 40 k
> >>(24.86 mile) range?
> >Is this a TT, a crit or what exactly is it??
> >Jon Isaacs
> I'll be doing mostly duathlons and triathlons with bike rides up to the 40 k range. I'd also like
> to do some pure TT bike races, but can't seem to find any locally. So far, I've figured out
> workable training strategies for the swim and run, but I'm somewhat stumped on the bike training.
> So far this year, I've done plenty of swimming and running, but I've only trained on the
> stationary bike several times a week for 30 to 45 minutes, usually at 120+ rpm. When the weather
> warms up a bit more, I'm planning to get out and do some real rides.
Training for tri-s and du-s is different than training for road/crit racing. You're looking for top
end speed, not constant accelerations, so the workouts are more threshold training, not sprinting.
Check out www.trinewbies.com for better tri/du specific training.