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Native Restoration Day and Periodization – BionicOldGuy

Native Restoration Day and Periodization – BionicOldGuy


Tuesday’s journey was a protracted laborious one so yesterday was a simple restoration day, simply over 90 minutes close to residence. It was nice and my legs felt higher afterwards. The journey is right here on Strava

The east foothills throughout Hill Ave


Periodization is various your coaching in the course of the 12 months to emphasise various things. Now I’m coming into a part the place I’m rising my mileage, so it’s a good suggestion to compensate by slicing again on depth. On laborious biking days I used to be doing a couple of sort of intervals, plus some sprints, plus “on-bike power coaching“. I’m dropping the intervals for now and simply concentrating on cardio coaching with extra regular using. However this neglects the bigger fast-twitch muscle fibers in my legs, and at my age I can’t afford for them to atrophy. So I’m nonetheless doing the sprints and on-bike power coaching, each of which goal fast-twitch muscular tissues. After I’m carried out in a few months or so with my longer distance challenges, I can change issues up once more by decreasing quantity and including extra depth again in.

I seen one thing fascinating again after I was working marathons. Main as much as the marathon I’d be closely centered on rising the size of my runs in coaching, and lower manner again on every little thing else. After I’d run the race, I’d get well for a few weeks and after I’d resume coaching I’d emphasize velocity as a substitute of distance. Inside a number of weeks I might at all times set a private report in a 10K race. So the several-month interval of excessive quantity, decrease depth acted as a great base, on which I may shortly add velocity. I didn’t invent any of this, it’s a traditional periodization idea going again to Arthur Lydiard, but it surely’s good to know one thing works for me personally. I’m hoping the identical concept will for me in biking. That is referred to as base coaching adopted by race-specific coaching, however I’ve by no means construct as excessive of a base as I’ll be doing within the subsequent couple of months.



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