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Postby campy king » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:20 pm

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.
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Postby tallywhacker » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:34 pm

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
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:04 am

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 :D
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Postby campy king » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:44 pm

may have answered my own question any time I could spin (read up hills) I was flying but high speed flat sections of todays ride hurt something terrible maybe less spining and more pushing on the indoor next week
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Postby Jashy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:21 am

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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