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Offline DaveB

Re: Training: Schedule Critique Needed
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 11:54:25 am »
I'm 5'10''. It says I should be between 58-60''. Is that once inch a problem?  8)
I assume you mean it says you should be between a 58-60 cm frame size.  No, in fact a 60 cm frame would probably be significantly too large and a 58 cm marginal.  At your height the 57 cm you showed should be about ideal.   

Offline msullivan

Re: Training: Schedule Critique Needed
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 01:21:09 pm »
To answer your original question about training, here is my 2 cents: training on a stationary bike at a gym can offer great benefits if you are willing to do it right. It has to be intense enough. Spinning classes during the winter months for 60 minutes can be extremely beneficial. I have used this method for the past 2 years and I have condensed my training time. I have completed  500 mile week long rides in March for the past few years by riding outside once a week and then training on a spinning bike for a total of 6 hours inside on the other days (1 hour per day). I wear a heart monitor and go hard every other day. The schedule you listed looks ok to me. Have fun.

Offline DaveB

Re: Training: Schedule Critique Needed
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 04:54:46 pm »
To answer your original question about training, here is my 2 cents: training on a stationary bike at a gym can offer great benefits if you are willing to do it right. It has to be intense enough. Spinning classes during the winter months for 60 minutes can be extremely beneficial. I have used this method for the past 2 years and I have condensed my training time. I have completed  500 mile week long rides in March for the past few years by riding outside once a week and then training on a spinning bike for a total of 6 hours inside on the other days (1 hour per day). I wear a heart monitor and go hard every other day. The schedule you listed looks ok to me. Have fun.
Spinning worked for you but you were an experienced rider before you did it. The OP is pretty much brand new at this and needs all the road experience he can get along with the required conditioning.   The gym is not the place to get it.

Offline Charlie Parker

Re: Training: Schedule Critique Needed
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 01:20:37 pm »
Got the bike guys. Will be training everyday this week.  8)

Offline sspeed

Re: Training: Schedule Critique Needed
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 12:26:13 pm »
As everyone said, just ride lots, get nutrition down.  Even just look at ways you can take the bike to the grocery store or whatever.  I remember being 22, my first "century" was 150 miles.  Even being young your knees can really complain if you haven't prepared coming up to the adventure.