Micro-cyles

...and I'm not talking about mini-me bikes!

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04/09/2003 at 13:11
Was thinking recently about an idea Pantman came up with about changing weekly-monthly training (micro) cycles so that every week is devoted to concentrating on just one discipline, with just maintenance on the other two.

Thought this might be the way forward - as long as you can keep up a little work on the other disciplines, partic swimming, so you don't lose technique.

I think I will start doing a 4-week training cycle of the following:

Week1 - SWIM/BIKE
Week2 - BIKE/RUN (with a little swimming tech prac)
Week3 - SWIM/RUN
Week4 - Easy

ANyoen do anythign similar to this already, and does it work?


WildWill    pirate
04/09/2003 at 13:15
naaar
04/09/2003 at 13:19
I did loads of swimming as a kid till I was about 12/13. I then did loas of mtb racing until University. Then sat on my ass for three years (rest period). Have been running lots for nearly a year now. Hoping to pull all that experience together for next year.
I think thats macro-cycle training.
04/09/2003 at 13:22
lol just a bit matt...

ww, a little known athlete by the name of simon whitfield does this sort of thing
04/09/2003 at 13:23
matt, that might have made a good taper for something.....what, i dont know!
04/09/2003 at 13:33
goodness! Whatever's happened to Will? Was that a Wild noise?
04/09/2003 at 13:34
I think you should combine this with your other idea of using a very small bike like what a clown uses, Daz. You'll blow us all away next seasonl.
cougie    pirate
04/09/2003 at 13:54
Parp Parp !
04/09/2003 at 13:56
Honk!!
WildWill    pirate
04/09/2003 at 14:19
The reson for the naaar - is because we are aproaching that time of year known as winnter - trying to devote a week to the bike in winter is bloody hard

I think this type of trainig has a place in the grand scheame of things but I think its in the PEEK phasses of your training rather than BASE or BUILD -
04/09/2003 at 15:03
ww, try going to a gym!
they have bikes......nice and warm, and you may even get a nice hot cup o' tea off-of a lovely young lady afterwards.
cougie    pirate
04/09/2003 at 15:06
Sign me up. Will she dunk my biccies too ?
04/09/2003 at 15:06
that could be a good idea. although im not sure axiel pro do a range of 50s, to go with the 650 and 700.
and my cat-eye computer would explode!!!
04/09/2003 at 15:07
wahey cougie.
not heard them called 'biccies' before....
04/09/2003 at 15:11
wossa cat-eye computer then?

Is it necessary, or is it a sparkly toy?
04/09/2003 at 15:12
Its a little speedo on your bike.
What is tapering?
04/09/2003 at 15:13
doing less before a big race.

:o)

(i answered one!)
04/09/2003 at 15:14
jj, see my pic. well that cat is strapped really tightly to my handlebars with its paw taped just slightly inward on the wheel. whenever the wheel goes around the cat makes a screech. gives me an idea on revolutions and how fast im going.



04/09/2003 at 15:16
only japing of course. i love animals. my cat in the pic (TC) is great. you can see how he loves comign swimming with me and looks comfortable in my swimmign cap and the orca top.
e's a cherub!
04/09/2003 at 15:18
>>his close friends get to call him DC, providing it's with dignity..<

snigger.


oh and for the cruel joke?

THWAP!
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