Most of your training should consist of time in the saddle. Strength training, environmental conditioning and skills coaching are important aspects of training, but they are to augment your time on the bike – not replace it.
You shouldn’t dread your training days!
Most people seem think that training for an ultra-endurance event is boring – full of countless, dull miles. While you do have to spend a lot of time on the bike, there is a ton you can do to keep things interesting. From experience, if you attack your training and expecting to push through the boredom, you’ll give up within a month. Mix things up and remember why you’re doing it!
If you’re not enjoying it, you simply won’t do it.
This section focuses on the different ways you can mix up your cycling training and keep it interesting while getting the most out of it. This will keep you training without getting bored and get you putting in longer days in the saddle.
The best way to do this is to focus on different aspects of your riding on different days. Here we discuss the different types of cycling specific training.
I recommend learning about how to train and tailoring it to suit your own needs and keeping your morale high, rather than following a generic plan. But to get you started, an example training plan is found here.
One rule: no hiding indoors from bad weather!
For information on why it is important to never hide from the weather, click here.