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I'm having trouble finding time getting on the road, currently sunday morning with my bunch 75-100k's with some moderate climbing(my whole bunch has just got back on 3mths ago from a few years rest) and sometimes a midweek 35k on my own. I am slowly getting my fitness and legs back will do some crits during summer and next season I plan on chasing some road rides but work will stipulate how much anyways back to my training. The past fornight each day I have been flogging myself on my wifes stationary bike with mag resistance, I don't have a heart rate monitor but I have been deadset killing myself on this thing. I do half hour stints daily sometimes a second go in the evenings mp3 player on blink 182 playing and spining like nothing else. I vary the resistance and have slowly been getting higher. I can feel the differance riding with my bunch I have always been the climber and last week I started to impress myself. I guess what I am asking is this training going to effect my endurance the stints are only short and boring so they wont get longer I could realy use some advice I just can't find the time to get much more on the road.
I found some of the articles here quite helpful for formulating a training programme. In a nutshell I was told spin for speed and endurance weights for strength
Are you asking how the mag training will affect your overall training?...I always think that something is usually better than nothing.Unless you are having a day off for recovery but then that is actually classed as part of your training.Mag training is a lot harder than riding on a flat road...from what I have heard 30 mins on the trainer is equivalent to an hour on the road.But saying that I have done a few 2 hour sessions on my trainer lately with a HRM and dont burn anymore Kcals in that time than i would on the road.I am not sure yet how to properly include these sessions into my training yet either but time will tell if they re working
I am by no means an expert on training, but have you thought about doing intervals when your on the trainer. I have found that doing moderate length (1-3 min) bursts of speed followed by the same length of easy spinning is a really good way to get used to the surging thats always going on in a group ride.
Intervals are also a good way to break up the monotony of indoor training. I go mad after about 15 min of steady effort on the trainer.
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