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Any help on training tips that worked for you would be greatly appreciated.
Cyclists training bible isn't bad for the money.
Riding for a long time doesn't make you fit if you aren't organised and structured.
Or, get a coach.
Grab yourself a copy of Training and Racing with a Power Meter. Read it. Read it again. Create a power profile. Work on your weaknesses.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
3W/Kg is lower half of Cat4 on the Coggan power charts.
Finsbury Park CC
Has anyone on this board had a similar story where they went from a exceptionally weak rider to a rider that can hang with the local fast group?
How'd you do it.
I am slightly anemic as in I have a hemocrat of like 37 I think where male average is like 42 I believe. Could this be my problem, if so maybe I should sell my bike and get a nice bowling ball:)
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
im still not the fastest....but top 5 now out of everyone i go out with...thats taken 3 years however! im now 13st...and could do with dropping a bit more even still...
i just go on feel, if i feel good i go hard...if i feel a bit shyt i knock it back....i do both mtb and road too.
kulivontot wrote:Draft. A lot. Don't pull ever.
Really? If I did that, I would be kicked off the team. If everyone did that, you would never leave the coffee shop.
Try riding hard, all the time, everytime, even when it hurts. I rode to work 18 miles there and 18 miles back. Everytime was a time trial for me. I tried at least twice a week. I would check my time and after a while, the time was improving.
I went from last to top 3 on our team rides. If I do not ride hard during the week, I am with the 'B' group. We also have a World/Nat champ on the team to keep the speeds up [hills and straights].
But whatever you do, take your pull every time. Obviously there will be times you may have to pass, but that should be rare.
Ditch the compact and large ratio cassette.
There are hundreds of fancy methods for training but nothing will do more than hard and regular riding, eating properly and resting correctly.
I started riding about a year ago and have gone from being mediocre to matching the E12s on my training rides.
I promise you will gain some real muscle strength in the first couple of months. Then get back on the bike...
And I do mean 3-4 days a week, not just a lazy Saturday morning pump...
petepeterson wrote:just drink beet juice don't change anything else
Let's start with the basics. How long have you been riding for? What's your athletic history? How many days a week do you ride? And how many hours a week total do you average?
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