By Coach John Hughes It depends on how much riding you did over the fall and what your objectives are. Elizabeth Wicks races 12- and 24-hour events. Last week I discussed how 76-year-old Wicks trains for sustained speed. She does a specific type of intensity training, sweet spot workouts (described below), which are the optimal way to build sustained power. … [Read more...] about Should You Do Intensity Training This Winter? (Part 2)
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By Coach John Hughes It depends on how much riding you did over the fall and what your objectives are. This week I discuss how a 76-year-old woman trains for speed. Next week I’ll describe how a 62-year-old man should train for climbing power. … [Read more...] about Should You Do Intensity Training This Winter? (Part 1)
By Coach John Hughes Question: “I understand that interval training of one type or another is the best method to improve performance. However, I am coming off an extended six month period of minimal riding. Is there some level of base miles I should do before I start doing intervals?” RBR Reader Richard Z. … [Read more...] about How Many Base Miles Before Intensity Training?
By Coach John Hughes Training by intensity doesn’t mean hammering and painful intervals. Training by intensity simply means riding harder than you are used to riding in order to improve in a specific way, which range from increasing your endurance and cruising speed to having more power to achieving high performance. … [Read more...] about How Cyclists Should Approach Intensity Training for Maximum Benefit
By Coach John Hughes Although we had a heavy snowfall in Colorado a week ago, it’s in the 70s this week so spring is mostly here! Several readers wrote in with questions about spring training. Before answering the questions, a bit of context. The Spring Training eArtice includes four programs based on how active a rider has been over the winter, and the rider’s goals: … [Read more...] about Follow-Up on Intensity and Spring Training