Training Guidance please

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outdoors73
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Training Guidance please

Postby outdoors73 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 21:21 pm

Hi folks, I've found myself having signed up for a duathlon and a couple of 100 mile sportive rides for 2013, including the welsh sportive of a gentle 112 miles :shock:

Fun I here some say, well i'm new to cycling, (I'm one of them mamil types) commuting 40 miles round trip a couple of time a week for the past three months and a intermediate runner having completed two marathons, 4 half's and a couple of 10k's over the past two years.

Training for the duathlon doesn't faze me but the sportive training is a different matter, I don't know where to start :? , so any guidance on where to start is openly welcome...

jamienorton
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Re: Training Guidance please

Postby jamienorton » Sun Oct 28, 2012 06:50 am

You sound fairly fit, tbh you could probably already do 100 miles if you take it easy, and eat right.

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Re: Training Guidance please

Postby ju5t1n » Sun Oct 28, 2012 07:55 am

I agree. Just try and get out a bit more and up your mileage a little over the winter - you'll be fine.

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Re: Training Guidance please

Postby bahzob » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:36 am

Ditto above. Only thing I would suggest is getting a bike fit, chances are the setup you use for commuting isn't necessarily the best one for a 100mile ride.

If you want a training guide the one below is good especially if time available is limited (despite who wrote it). It includes a specific plan for a 100mile ride.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=amazon+time+crunched&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

outdoors73
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Re: Training Guidance please

Postby outdoors73 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 16:25 pm

Cheers for the vote of confidence, my basic plan so far is to up the commute to four days a week and try and stretch at least one or two of them to 50 miles a day over the next few months (as long as there's no snow!)

Bike fitting sounds like a good idea, is this something any bike shop can do or should I find a specialist outfit to carry this out?

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Re: Training Guidance please

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Sun Oct 28, 2012 20:32 pm

Agree on bike fit. Helps to be comfortable.

We have plans that would be suitable and are adapted to your level of fitness, training history/experience and available training time.


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