- Sep 20, 2009
been riding 25 years now, with never ever missing. only a scheduled few days off year round...raced 20 years but stopped racing these last 5 years, but still train with all my former teammates.. these last 6 months, i been working tons of hours at my job, still trying to get in riding, but finally just ran out of energy.. i do manage 6-7 hours a week, but its inconsistant.. so i'm finally off all the overtime hours.. i imagine i gotta go by the old rule of just get in a lot of miles all late summer/fall/winter, then be ready for super hard training come next spring with a few guys?? never really had to do this before, other than when i first started riding 25 years ago, but do i really need that much tiime on base miles? been riding 6-7 hours a week. i know training has changed a bit over the years, and i read that tons of base miles arnt really needed.. im curious as to how many months of base i need to do before i start riding hard outside or on the trainer.. personally , i like to ride august sept of base then start on 20 minute intervals then slowly get back to those intense 4 minute intervals.. any tips are welcome. i was a cat 2 for a lot of years and i'm 60.. thanks..