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Old 08-22-16, 11:11 AM
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Tight schedule training

Any tips for making the most out of 30-45 min training slots during weekdays? I have a bunch of kids so things get super busy when school starts. Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-16, 04:30 PM
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I face this same dilemma. I've started hitting the trainer and doing a very hard 25-45 min session. I keep spare bibs, full water bottle, etc by the trainer so I'm ready to go on short notice.
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Agreed with above; hammer for short sessions. Also, get your kids to race also, so then you can train with them.
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Originally Posted by Da Reef View Post
I face this same dilemma. I've started hitting the trainer and doing a very hard 25-45 min session. I keep spare bibs, full water bottle, etc by the trainer so I'm ready to go on short notice.
Yeah, I'm thinking of hitting the trainer (Oh, how I loathe it )

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Agreed with above; hammer for short sessions. Also, get your kids to race also, so then you can train with them.
Noted, and I am

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Old 09-28-16, 04:57 PM
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Good info, I went to my first practice last night in NJ, I got my ass kicked. Wow. Didn't realize I was that far out of shape. I have a lot of work to do. When you guys talk about the trainer, do you mean a stationary bike? Thanks.
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Tabata Intervals are what you want.

https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tabata-intervals/
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I started doing this 30-second interval session on a trainer in the garage once or twice a week, and while it's super hard, it's only 20 mins total...it really works...I noticed immediate gains in strength, fitnes, climbing, top speed, endurance....everything...after only a week or two of doing these. It let me keep up with riders who were riding double and triple the amount I was doing.

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I started doing this 30-second interval session on a trainer in the garage once or twice a week, and while it's super hard, it's only 20 mins total...it really works...I noticed immediate gains in strength, fitnes, climbing, top speed, endurance....everything...after only a week or two of doing these. It let me keep up with riders who were riding double and triple the amount I was doing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08f0qFwtuf0
Those GCN training vids are pretty darn great I gotta say. I used them last year and they really do work.

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