Apologies for the lack of regular updates on this recently but I hope that the good weather has been enough of an incentive to get you out on the bike as much as possible. By this stage I hope you are used to regular spins on the bike and beginning to feel that little bit stronger and more confident with each spin. It is now May with approximately 8 training weeks left until the Ring of Kerry. Depending on your progress to date these weeks could be the most important in your training in ensuring that you enjoy yourself on the day.
At this stage I would encourage you to be out on the bike on average 3 – 4 times per week with varied distances and routes for each cycle. One of these cycles should be a 2-4 hour spin at a moderate and consistent pace. This is probably the most important cycle of the week and it is where you will become accustomed to longer cycles. The route on this should be of varied terrain with some climbing and these climbs should be approached at a steady pace.
The other cycles during the week should be 1 – 2 hour cycles and how you approach these is up to yourself. They are a good opportunity to work on your speed and climbing abilities by focusing the training sessions on short and fast sessions or they can be simply opportunities to spin your legs.