Century Training 101

The goal of this article is to give you some ideas about developing an aerobic base that will allow you to finish your ride feeling fresher and having more fun along the way.

First let’s address some misconceptions about training;

Often riders have the idea that every ride has to hurt in order to do some good, but nothing could be further from the truth. There is such a thing known to coaches and experienced racers as “tweener” rides, or training in “no-man’s land”. This is when riders are consistently riding at a steady hard pace that is not really considered fast, but not slow enough to produce good aerobic development without excessive fatigue. The result is rider finishes feeling very fatigued and sore, but with no real advantage over doing the same hours or ride at a little easier pace.