Limited time on the bike
padthecomper Posts: 2
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Does anyone have any tips on hows best to improve strength on the bike, with limited time to train, for example I'm unable to get out on 2-3 hour rides due to work and family duties. However I can get out for up to an hour a day....what do you suggest
Find a hill
Get in the big ring
Ride up it as fast as you can
Big ring work
2009 was my golden year in Tri. My moring cycle to work was my only cycle training (10 flat miles each way). I now do TTs, my commute is 40 miles, Ive got deep rim wheels, disc wheel but nowhere near my 2009 times
You can do a lot with an hour (ironman different matter though)
The time crunched cyclist, or the Time crunched triathlete by Chris Carmichael, may give you structured short workouts.
When you cycle train smart, no matter what the time, 30 mins, 45 mins, make it structured with definate goal aims, such as maintaining a speed for a specific distance or time, maintaining your HR at a particular level for a specific time.
An easy game to play is to pick a specific gear for a ride, every time you change gear you lose a point, the idea being that you aim to get a faster time with the least amount of points lost, it keeps the mind active,as well.
If you are really short of time, and want good results then train with a specifity for that event, similar distance,similar terrain.
Only way up a hill in a big gear is with maximum aggression and speed, if you loose momentum then you will really struggle - great for training.
Big chain-ring and hills it is then, but should I alternate this with something else, say one morning hard, the next just spin...for example, or just train every other morning (obviously I'm incorporating the other disciplines in my lunch hours/after work etc)
What is a designed bicycle ? What the smooth and down ?
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