Help with training?

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CyclingObsession
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Help with training?

Postby CyclingObsession » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:04 pm

I'm stuck at a wall I can't seem to improve my speed, I tend to average 17-18mph on my work commute, and 17 on my longer rides depending on wind etc n hills, is there a good training plan to get faster?

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Re: Help with training?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:28 pm

How much do you weigh :?:
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Re: Help with training?

Postby CyclingObsession » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:31 pm

145lbs 5ft 10"

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Herbsman
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Re: Help with training?

Postby Herbsman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:42 pm

Ride more and/or ride harder.
Sleep more and/or sleep better.
Eat more and/or eat better.
Drink more and/or drink better.
Etc.

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Re: Help with training?

Postby CyclingObsession » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:46 pm

I already ride about 10-11 hours a week and i run and drink at least 3ltr of water per day, I want to achieve a consistant 20mph on my rides or even 19, I always feel my legs r going to give out or my heart rate is too high when i reach 25mph on flat, I can't hold it for very long.

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Re: Help with training?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:26 pm

What intense interval training do you do?
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Re: Help with training?

Postby CyclingObsession » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:30 pm

I do none I usually just do the odd sprint for a mile or else hill training

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Re: Help with training?

Postby PeteMadoc » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:07 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:What intense interval training do you do?


Once you plateau it's time to do some proper interval training!

out on the road the best way to do this is use Strava and get competitive. The other way is on a turbo trainer with a HR monitor.

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Re: Help with training?

Postby CyclingObsession » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:14 pm

I do strava and it has helped my lots wih improving, but I've reached a big plateu, I go out with my club now n again and I can usually stay with the fast group untill 2/3rds of the way and fatigue kicks in and I have to slow down and I get dropped. So I am trying to get faster for that as I'm sick of being dropped.

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Re: Help with training?

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Sat Jan 05, 2013 03:04 am

CyclingObsession wrote:is there a good training plan to get faster?

Yes ;-)

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Re: Help with training?

Postby Herbsman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:41 pm

CyclingObsession wrote:I already ride about 10-11 hours a week and i run and drink at least 3ltr of water per day, I want to achieve a consistant 20mph on my rides or even 19, I always feel my legs r going to give out or my heart rate is too high when i reach 25mph on flat, I can't hold it for very long.

So try doing fewer hours and riding harder. Perhaps try riding for less time per ride, but more often, and do different intensities for each ride.


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