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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Starting this winter, I'm going to be able to work from home. This means that I'll be able to dedicate some of the time I currently spend commuting to cycling.

I'm thinking I'll probably have a couple of hours per day (a little more on some days will probably also be possible) on weekday mornings, and eight hours or so at the weekend, for a total of 16 hours or so.
It's not a massive amount of time, but it's a lot more than I used to have and I want to use it wisely.

So, my question: there are lots of plans and books dedicated to people who have little time to train - are there any for those with more free time?


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https://www.amazon.com/Training-Racing- ... 1934030554

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nevermind! read the title wrong

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Joe Friel's training bible.

Pick your hours (on a yearly basis). Everything from 10 to 30+ a week.

Go from there.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:45 am 
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If you can train 16 hours per week, you can get your best performance for sure. That amount is enough. In fact, with 10-12 hours you can get as well great results. Normally, more than 15-16 hours for a non-pro rider is more a disadvantage than an advantage.

In Joe Friel's book you have everything you need, including how to organize your plan and every week depending on the time you have for the bike. It's the most complete book about training and at the back you also have examples of different training workouts depending on the training period you are.

Then, it could be a good idea to mix it with Coggan's book if you have a powermeter, although I prefer the training methods of Carmichael. In Coggan's, the type of workouts are a bit monotonous and they repeat a lot, also you don't have many examples. It's more a book based on understanding how a powermeter works, and how to analyze the data you get, but then you need tips for planning the season, periods and weeks.


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+1 for using Friel's and Coggan's books.


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Haha.. I think so too

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