Hi team, been pondering increasing training as I’m still not allowed to work as our COVID lockdown rolls on.
Lately I seem to naturally fall around 8 hours / 200-250km a week, all indoors as we have a 5km limit for lockdown.
Looking at others there is certainly a correlation between time spent training, and the level that people ride at. B graders such as myself around 150-250km per week, A graders at 300km or more, and full time riders putting in 400-600km. Obviously massive generalisation there, but seems to hold true as a rough guide.
I can effectively make myself an (unpaid, sadly) pro rider now, as I’ve nothing else to do. How would you go about adding more training, without burning out? There’s only so much high intensity one can do before it becomes detrimental. Does filling in extra time with solid base, tempo, and longer ‘recovery’ rides add much benefit?
I’m trying to get better at adding more strength work off the bike as well.
Ultimate goal is to just be fitter and stronger on the bike to enjoy more long Audax rides when they return, and in the short term to be a better e-racer. Just started in the ZRL last night, B grade, marked ‘almost A’ on Zwiftpower. Dreading getting bumped up to A grade, where I will get completely smashed!