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    my summer challenge What do u think?

    2000 KM in 4 weeks.. soo 500KM a week..

    splitted over 6 days a 1 off day


    example this week is 75- 85 - 75- 65 - 75 - (95km in the AM-30km in the PM ) something like that.

    but this week it started really bad!
    had 4 flats
    NEVER BUY CHEAP TIRES!! so went out bought 2 new roubaix pro today enduro technology something like that looks to be holding good


    here is the chart what i did this week.. till today i have 307km soo tomorrow 75 and saturday whats left (118) over and sunday off



    wish me luck!!
    hopefully the upcoming weeks i wont have equipment problems..

    the km and planning is handled by oour coach

    we are only 2 riders so drafting is at a minimal

    riding at Zone 2 maximum zone3

    Goals are loosing weight and build slow twitch muscle and endurance

    what do u think?
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    It ain't the miles (or kilos) it is the effort and whatever else you are doing with your life.

    FWIW lots of folks average that kind of weekly distance every week of the year.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Nothing out of the norm for miles there. Looks very doable.

    I would most likely do some thing like 120-140km on saturday and 100km on sunday then take monday off, 75km tues-thurs, and 45km friday. I have a 9-5 job m-f so it is easier to get miles in on the weekends.

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    Nothing out of the norm for miles there. Looks very doable.

    I would most likely do some thing like 120-140km on saturday and 100km on sunday then take monday off, 75km tues-thurs, and 45km friday. I have a 9-5 job m-f so it is easier to get miles in on the weekends.

    good luck

    im used to do about halve that distance thats why..


    hey thats a good idea! i like that plan


    250 + devided in Sat/Sun

    tuesday 75
    wednesday 75
    tuersday 75
    Friday recovery ride 30-45

    thats more than 500 a week!

    ill try that next week
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    How much climbing are you doing? 75km is a normal/short day for me; but there is a big difference between 75km with 500m of climbing and 75km with 2500m of climbing.
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    my summer challenge What do u think?

    It's good to set goals and work toward them. That's a completely achievable goal with some work,

    Good luck
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    If you're used to half this distance, you definitely are trying to achieve an achievable goal.

    Remember that your recovery ride is super important. A nice ride of moderate distance at a low intensity. I like low speed with a high cadence.

    If I was doubling my distance, I would maybe ride a lot week 1, a bit shorter week 2, increase 3 and 4 to get your kms. The initial shock of doubling your riding right away may really fatigue you, but everybody's recovery time is different.

    Mix up your rides to keep them fun and fresh, it would suck to do all 2000 km on the same route.

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    Depends on where you live and the terrain. When I lived in Pancake flat Virginia Beach, it was easy to get 280+ miles a week with fast group rides and recovery rides with a 22+ mph average speed for the week. If you live in a cycling hotbed, group rides are an easy way to really build up your weekly mileage.

    All that said, if you're riding for the sole sake of accumulating mileage, IMO you're missing the point of cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    All that said, if you're riding for the sole sake of accumulating mileage, IMO you're missing the point of cycling.
    Good quote.

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