Ask the Experts: Cycling Q+A with Jim McConnel

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05/09/2012 at 18:09

Your are the problem KK it all stems from you this is a budding website

You need to be pruned

05/09/2012 at 18:20
You might flower in the hothouse of competition
kittenkat    pirate
05/09/2012 at 18:25

Dave, that is thinly veiled discussion about orgys. Beetle, stop smoking... Or keep smoking but just don't get pregnant, I can't decide.

05/09/2012 at 18:26
I might discus orgies. But as a married man it's all talk
kittenkat    pirate
05/09/2012 at 18:29

You can't discus orgies unless you can throw naked people a very long way; which in itself could be a useful life skill.


kittenkat    pirate
05/09/2012 at 18:30

Gotta love how the Olympics has inspired the man on the street.

05/09/2012 at 18:40
I could push a few scallies off the Runcorn bridge ?
kittenkat    pirate
05/09/2012 at 18:44
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I could push a few scallies off the Runcorn bridge ?

Ok, tha's not a euphemism but a sexual disease!

05/09/2012 at 18:48
Teehee. But I am under the doctor
kittenkat    pirate
05/09/2012 at 18:50

So, you've read 50 Shades of Shite then? Or just in the wrong place when the Tardis came down.

05/09/2012 at 19:17
No. I tripped up on the Weaver swing bridge
06/09/2012 at 00:26
Jim McConnel 2 wrote (see)

@m_eldy Ahhh, IM training. If it was me and I had 3 bike sessions a week then I would do the following as a basic. Session 1 - long ride build up to the magic 6+ hour ride across about 8 weeks so mentally you know you can handle the kind of distance you will race over. Preferably done on a day when you can really relax, eat and sleep afterwards as it will drain you. Arrange friends to ride part or all of the way. Plan in advnace what you will do and mix up the routes. Session 2 - this has got to be a 2-3 hour endurance ride where you mix hills and recovery on the flat. It will be important to get used to going uphill for a prolonged period of time - Lanza is a hilly windy course and you need not to get daunted by the length of some of the climbs. Will be easy if you live in the Peaks or the Lakes. Session 3 - a session that could switch between a 90 minute recovery ride one week to an interval ride (turbo based possibly) where you try and build your power and top end - suggest building to from 6 x 4 minutes right through to 3 x 20 minutes over a course of 6-8 weeks where you are working very closely to your sustainable threshold. Hope that helps you.

3*20 on the turbo near threshold- like that (not to do personally obviously - but as advice) - no messing around with varying cadence or resistance. 

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
09/09/2012 at 22:11


  • a long ride
  • a medium hilly ride
  • an interval session

Thats essentially my core bike training, but I combine the medium ride with some intervals in it..... and add a few bike commutes as vase, recovery or fartlek

Thats pretty solid advice...... shame it hurts so much


Edited: 09/09/2012 at 22:12
kittenkat    pirate
23/09/2012 at 19:26

This is a bit old now??

Dustboy    pirate
26/09/2012 at 19:36

Why is this silly thread stuck to the top of the tree? 

meface    pirate
27/09/2012 at 21:40

Why has this thread slipped off the top?

meface    pirate
27/09/2012 at 21:40

oops sorry

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