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    • #20138
      AvatarThomas
      Participant

      I am wondering if this plan is the right one for me and if it fits with
      my other obligations.

      I am a 63-year old man and ride MTB for only 5 years now. I work two
      days per week and commute to my workplace usually with an e-bike, total
      about 40 km per day. Two other days of the week I also commute with the
      e-bike, 44 km per day, to a gym and do about one hour strength
      workouts. The other 3 days of the week are free, and I could do the
      workouts/rides from the training plan.

      Does this seem ok with the training plan?

      Edit: I have a smart indoor trainer with a power meter, and also an mtb
      equipped with power meter.

      Thanks for any insights and best regards, Thomas

      • This topic was modified 4 months ago by AvatarThomas.
    • #20140
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Thomas,

      Your schedule fits nicely with the plan. The plan does have strength training x2 per week so that part fits nicely also.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20144
      AvatarThomas
      Participant

      Thanks Lynda.
      I have now bought the plan and have further questions:

      1. Is it a good idea to swap training days within a week to better fit my schedule?
      For example, swap days 3 and 5 of the first week…

      2. If it is impossible to do the training of certain day because of other duties, should the workouts simply be skipped or should all the remaining training be shifted by one day later?
      What to do in case of sickness?

      Let me say that I find it very good that we can ask questions in this forum 🙂

    • #20150
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Thomas,

      Thank-you for numbering your questions.

      1. Yes. Usually it is a good idea to adapt the plan to your schedule. Do avoid putting similar sessions on back-2-back days.

      2. A missed recovery day should always be skipped. If you are tired or sick all missed workouts should always be skipped and not made up. A key workout may be made up if you have room in your plan for the required recovery time. It is better to miss workouts than recovery time when you are 63 yrs young 🙂

      Thx for using the forum. I want every athlete to have success with their training and our training plans.

      Coach Lynda

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