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Making The Most Of Your Time On The Bike

22 January 2019

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Very few of us are full-time athletes so planning when you are training and being realistic about the time you allocate is crucial. Too much and you’ll end up with a lot of fatigue, too little and you may be undertraining. Having a coach can help to combat this as they will learn to know your body (often better than you do yourself!) but there are some key areas that you need to work on you...

Very few of us are full-time athletes so planning when you are training and being realistic about the time you allocate is crucial. Too much and you’ll end up with a lot of fatigue, too little and you may be undertraining.

Having a coach can help to combat this as they will learn to know your body (often better than you do yourself!) but there are some key areas that you need to work on yourself before you reach that point.

Firstly, set targets. Make sure every session you do is specific towards your target event; by doing this nothing should be able to shock you on event day.

Secondly, be realistic. If you try to overstretch yourself with the hours you’re trying to do then initially you will end up very tired and not able to complete training which could affect your home life and work life too. But after the fatigue has set in you simply will not be able to complete, or in some cases even start training which is not good on both a physical but also a mental level.

Finally, as part of the training you complete at this time of year ensure you are specific and ensure that everything has a purpose. It is totally possible to train effectively on limited time - just make sure you have enough intensity within your training to challenge yourself nearly every time you train!

Try this great winter session below to get your body firing:

10mins -Z2 -cadence- 90-100

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5mins- Z3/Z2- 30secs Z3 STANDING/Z2 SEATED

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10mins -Z2 -cadence 100-110

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5mins- Z3/Z2- 30secs Z3 STANDING/Z2 SEATED

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10mins -Z2-cadence- 100+

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5mins- Z3/Z2- 30secs Z3 STANDING/Z2 SEATED

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10mins -Z2 -cadence- 100-110

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5mins- Z3/Z2- 30secs Z3 STANDING/Z2 SEATED

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5mins -Z2-cadence- 90-100

The season really isn’t that far away now so whether you're working towards time trials, triathlons or sportives, make sure you keep it on track! 

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