a lot of people seem to be up- to base training this time of year
•When you are in a group, unless YOU are dictating the tempo of the group, you are essentially at the whim of whatever the group does. If that happens to coincide with what you need or want, then great! If not, you could be making a training error by attempting to hang onto the group.
Our fasties bunch doesnt suit me at the moment so sorry lads, if im there i might be a middy
The key notes are:
•Building an aerobic base is perhaps the single most important phase of the year since it is the foundation upon which your season is built.
•Many riders never reach their full potential at bike racing because they neglect this critical phase of training.
•Base training is about preparing your body for the demanding efforts you will be making during racing and is the fundamental base for all other high intensity training you’ll be doing later on in your training plan.
•Stick to your plan and stay between 60-80% of Max heart rate at 95-105 rpm for as much of the Ride as possible even if it involves the sacrifice of your bunch riding.
•Balance your base training for functional strength training to ensure that you are challenging your whole body neurological system.
•To break the training up you can incorporate a very limited amount of high intensity efforts (above 90% of HMR) and spin-ups to keep you fresh.
•Remember to adjust your base training to the type of cyclist you are