New Years’ Training Continues

After Warwick Sport finally opened its doors on January 2nd. I managed to finally get back to some serious training on the bike. This time around I am on my brother’s bike, which I traveled on when I went to Morocco. After replacing the rear tyre for wear, I was once again ready to sweat it out. So far it has been very successful and managed to find a space each evening. This term will be greater pressure and this training should be a way to release it.

Training done this past week:

  • Wednesday: 2hr Tubo Trainer
  • Thursday: 2hr Turbo Trainer
  • Friday: Core Exercises / Day Off
  • Saturday: 2hr Turbo Trainer
  • Sunday: Gentle Ride and 1h 1/2hr Turbo Trainer evening

General Training Plan:

Most of the training I am wanting to focus on is building up strength whilst retaining endurance. Pulling a rickshaw up a slight inclimb will be a great challenge, more so with passengers and that’s not forgetting about tyre resistance and of course the element of wind. There’s no good trying to train for speed and higher cadence because in essence it will have limited help in these situations. One of my focuses is to build high torque power but in a fully seated position which provides the most efficient form of pedaling.

So far has been going so well and using the higher gears, I am generally finding I can sustain greater period at the same cadence of 80-90 RPM much longer than I used to. All of this and after finishing at night I am generally shattered and for once falling to sleep relatively easily.

In between each two sessions, I take a rest day to help recover and just work on the abs and core for strength, doing numerous exercises in my room.

I hope this will continue and that my current determination keep strong.