In need of basic training plan

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by SilentShifter, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. SilentShifter

    SilentShifter New Member

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    I just got my bike yesterday and I am looking for a basic training plan to get myself conditioned for longer rides. Is there any 'typical' way to start off?

    Also, what basic nutrition should I follow before and after riding. And what should I bring with me (power gel, sport drink) etc?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    You'll need to "just start riding" to get a feel for what you are currently capable of doing. ~1 hr rides 2-3 times a week at a moderate effort level and 1 longer ride of ~1.5-2 hrs will start getting your legs (and butt) in shape and give you an idea where you stand.

    After a couple weeks of this, try increasing your weekly mileage by about 10% per week.

    Plan on drinking about a bottle of water or sports drink for every hour on the bike.
     
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