Winter Training

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by ewep, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. ewep

    ewep New Member

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    Winter is coming, I feel it in the mornings when I go out (at 4am ;D) to do my training. This will be my first winter as a cyclist and I really need some tips (or programmes ;)) for training during the winter. A lot of people have said to do weights, but WHAT ::)? Maybe spinning? I hope you guys can give me some tips!
     
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  2. Eldron

    Eldron New Member

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    Buy the right clothing! Especially neoprene overshoes, winter gloves (make sure they're beathable) and windproof long sleeve shirts.

    In SA I didn't ride outdoors much in winter but since living in the UK I realised I was just soft in SA! Use the winter to keep the fat off and prepare a base for spring (long steady distance).

    Failing that spinning works very well but is intensity work rather than base work. Gym works well - stick to light weight high reps.

    We're going into spring! HOOOOYEAH - it's been a pretty freekin cold winter...
     
  3. Guest

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    ewep,

    Training at 4am you're brave! Eldron forgot to mention to you to get a coach. A good coach will allow you to maximise your training time and with some careful planning acheive some good performances in the summer.

    If you are doing some base training now, I hope that you have started to periodize your training for the rest of the year. A coach will help you do that too!
     
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