Fitting in extra training day

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Fitting in extra training day

Postby tripstobaltimore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:32 am

Hi Guys,

Was looking for people's opinions on this...

I currently ride most days (6 days a week) doing around 17-20hrs a week. Week is structured like this:

Mon - Endurance ride ~2-3hrs w/ 2x20min at ~90-100% FTP
Tue - Endurance ride 3-4hrs
Wed - Track training (~2.5-3hrs)
Thur - Recovery 1.5hrs
Fri - Endurance ride ~3-4hrs w/ 3x20min at ~80-90% FTP
Sat - Endurance ride ~4-5hrs
Sun - Off.

Come close to target race time, the total hours will drop to ~15 a week. The format will be pretty much the same, except with shorter intervals.

So basically I have 5 days with reasonable work levels, and two days recovery. I wanted to go to sprint training at the track, which happens on thursdays. What I was thinking was still ride easy in the morning, but do the sprint training thursday night. I would therefore only get one day of complete recovery, instead of two. Thrudsday night would be very short duration (only a few efforts), however it is maximum effort.

Do people think I would be over doing it by going from two recovery days to one?

Cheers
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by BNA » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:59 am

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Fitting in extra training day

Postby gabrielle260 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:59 am

As a cycling coach I'd need a lot more information before answering your question. Some, not all, of the info is;
1. How old are you?
2. How many years have you been riding?
3. What volume have you done in those years?
4. Health/medical history?
5. Any injuries in your time cycling?
6. What do you mean by recovery ride?
7. What do you mean by endurance ride?
8. How do you feel on your recovery days?
9. What do you do for work?

I can go on, but you get my drift...
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Re: Fitting in extra training day

Postby tripstobaltimore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:18 am

I know its a "how long is a piece of string" question, but was kinda hoping to get a bit of a feel whether people had hard-and-fast rules of thumb as to how many days they have "on" and how many they have "off". But as for more background...

gabrielle260 wrote:As a cycling coach I'd need a lot more information before answering your question. Some, not all, of the info is;
1. How old are you? 28
2. How many years have you been riding? 4 seriously, all my life recreationally
3. What volume have you done in those years? similar in my serious time, although it has gone down a bit at times
4. Health/medical history? nope
5. Any injuries in your time cycling? nope
6. What do you mean by recovery ride? <55% FTP, very easy on the flats
7. What do you mean by endurance ride? 55-75% FTP, long and slow, often with hills
8. How do you feel on your recovery days? Sometimes good, sometimes not so good
9. What do you do for work? Sedentary office job

I can go on, but you get my drift...
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