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TuckedUpTuckedUp Posts: 2
Hello there,

I love cycling and would love to be great at it!
However, every time I begin training, within, say, 2-3 weeks, I am exhausted and unable to continue training for about a week!
This recurring cycle is extremely annoying.
I think I may be overtraining, but when I train I am simply thinking, 'Must push hard to make gains' and feel guitly if I take it easy.
I am anxious starting to road cycle properly at this age leaves with a large amount of fitness to catch up, but I am unsure how to go about making the gains I need!
Long rides? Short, intense rides? How often, for how long ect?
Any advice would be great, and anyone in a similar position who has managed to get it sorted would be most insightful.

Thanks!

p.s I have a good diet, plenty of protein and carbs, I just never seem to get anywhere!

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  • daxplusplusdaxplusplus Posts: 627
    Don't wait till your totally exhausted and unable to continue for a week - have rest days well before you get to that stage.
    Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail

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  • markp80markp80 Posts: 444
    TuckedUp wrote:
    However, every time I begin training, within, say, 2-3 weeks, I am exhausted and unable to continue training for about a week!
    How old are you?
    What is your current base level of fitness?
    What other physical activity do you do?
    What was your typical cycle schedule for a week, that left you exhausted?

    I think you need to give a bit more background for people to be able to give you specific, meaningful advice.

    Cheers,
    MarkP
    Boardman Road Comp - OK, I went to Halfords
    Tibia plateau fracture - the rehab continues!
  • bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
    Just remember you don't get fitter during training, you get fitter during rest and sleep
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  • edtenedten Posts: 228
    To get to be the best you can be, before anything else you need to build endurance. To some this can be boring but without it your ability to cope with a challenging and sustained training regime will always be compromised. Two options really, carry on as you are and continue to be censored or reign in the intensity and build some endurance. +1 on recovery and what your experiencing is possibly the start of overtraining syndrome - http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/over ... 62499a.htm

    as for endurance training here's a start...
    http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2010/10/ba ... art-1.html

    Links to the other parts at the top.
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