I'm a new road rider, still trying to get totally stuck into it. However, I enjoy riding in a group so I've put in one of the local 100km rides for June.
I know not training for it before going for the ride would be stupid, so I would like to work out some kind of training schedule, hoping to find some help and advice on what I could do.
My schedule is very packed for work mostly, basically takes out my Monday to Thursday (working beyond normal hours). Friday is only normal hours (9-5). After digging around here and the web, it seems most of the training schedules I can not fully follow, therefore I might not get the result I am expecting from it.
Therefore I ask whether there are any suggestions for 3 days a week training?
Bit more info, I ride to work 4 days a week, each way about 11km, taking me 25-28 min depending on my condition. During the ride, mostly flat, with minor hills. I generally try to keep my cadence.
Equipments for exercise I do have are:
- HR monitor with advance features, such as program workout, HR analysis, haven't fully worked out how it works
- Alloy road bike (quite heavy with my spares and my bag)
- Bike computer
- RunKeeper to track my workout
So having said that, no cadence monitor. But to practice cadence, when I get puffed, I tend to keep a breathing rate and pedal to that, or think of a song and pedal to the beats.
Other than that, any suggestions on how I should train for this long 100km ride?
Thanks in advanced.