Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24
  1. #16
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Southeast Nebraska
    Posts
    470

    To disable ads, please log-in.

    Two magnets don't work. LOL. My mechanic forgot to take the front one off when he installed my new wireless computer last week. Totally messed up my readings when I went for a ride the next day.

    What's helped me is time and learning to not stress my entire ride about it. If I'm relaxed I can pedal better and move faster.

    Challenging yourself also helps. Last week my DH called asking if I wanted to go to Omaha with him and I had gone to Lincoln earlier to ride one of the trails. He caught me at mile 9 and I knew I had to make it back to the car ASAP. I was doing a nice steady 10mph and headed back at 15-18mph until my body started protesting about 4 miles from the car. I didn't know I was capable of moving that fast even though it wasn't for very long.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    830
    I just spent a couple of hours in a bookstore reading about this very thing. The main point I took away from it is this...if you currently avg. 13 mph on your rides then on your next ride warm up for a few miles and then speed up to 14-15 mph and ride that speed for a few minutes or as long as you can. Recover and repeat 4 or 5 times. Over time your overall avg. speed will increase and your "intervals" will become faster. This will work for everyone. Just throw in a couple of minutes at 1-2 mph faster than avg., recover, repeat.

    I'm looking forward to trying out this less structured type of training myself.

    Stick with it. You'll get faster.

    Edited to add: I didn't notice how old this original post was...oh well.
    Last edited by li10up; 03-27-2012 at 11:38 AM.
    As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." ~Benjamin Franklin

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    830
    [QUOTE=Bethany1;612687]Two magnets don't work. LOL. My mechanic forgot to take the front one off when he installed my new wireless computer last week. Totally messed up my readings when I went for a ride the next day.

    In reality it should - if the two magnets were on the same wheel half way apart the sensor would sense the magnet twice as many times and report your speed as being twice as fast as it really is...

    humm, i just might have to try this...
    As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." ~Benjamin Franklin

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,738
    Quote Originally Posted by li10up View Post
    In reality it should - if the two magnets were on the same wheel half way apart the sensor would sense the magnet twice as many times and report your speed as being twice as fast as it really is...

    humm, i just might have to try this...
    My bike shop coworkers and I have done this to each other. It works exactly as you have described

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,056
    I'll give it a try. Last year what I did was try to ride faster the whole ride. I like this idea of intervals. Thanks for sharing
    2011 Specialized Secteur Elite Comp
    2006 Trek 7100

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    perpetual traveler
    Posts
    1,302
    Quote Originally Posted by li10up View Post
    I just spent a couple of hours in a bookstore reading about this very thing. The main point I took away from it is this...if you currently avg. 13 mph on your rides then on your next ride warm up for a few miles and then speed up to 14-15 mph and ride that speed for a few minutes or as long as you can. Recover and repeat 4 or 5 times. Over time your overall avg. speed will increase and your "intervals" will become faster. This will work for everyone. Just throw in a couple of minutes at 1-2 mph faster than avg., recover, repeat.

    I'm looking forward to trying out this less structured type of training myself.

    Stick with it. You'll get faster.

    Edited to add: I didn't notice how old this original post was...oh well.
    Thanks for this post. I am going to give this a shot. I am kinda stuck right now and this may help me speed up.
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD
    Cannondale Quick4
    1969 Schwinn Collegiate, original owner
    Terry Classic


    Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

  7. #22
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    1,828
    And boy on those days when I look at the computer and get anything over 15.5 mph I just know I have a tail wind.

    I have been trying for years to get my average up to be a steady 16+ but in spite of intervals, running, sprints, heavy fast pedaling and spinning, I just don't have enough fast twitch muscles. On the other hand I can ride for hours and hours and hours at 14-15 mph, head winds or not.

    I am obviously a tortoise, not a hare but that's ok because I am totally non competitive and much prefer distance to speed.

    marni
    marni
    Katy, Texas
    Trek Madone 6.5- "Red"
    Trek Pilot 5.2- " Bebe"


    "easily outrun by a chihuahua."

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    4,713
    Quote Originally Posted by li10up View Post
    I just spent a couple of hours in a bookstore reading about this very thing. The main point I took away from it is this...if you currently avg. 13 mph on your rides then on your next ride warm up for a few miles and then speed up to 14-15 mph and ride that speed for a few minutes or as long as you can. Recover and repeat 4 or 5 times. Over time your overall avg. speed will increase and your "intervals" will become faster. This will work for everyone. Just throw in a couple of minutes at 1-2 mph faster than avg., recover, repeat.

    I'm looking forward to trying out this less structured type of training myself.

    Stick with it. You'll get faster.

    Edited to add: I didn't notice how old this original post was...oh well.
    Once I actually get my computer to work again, I am trying this.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    830
    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    And boy on those days when I look at the computer and get anything over 15.5 mph I just know I have a tail wind.

    I have been trying for years to get my average up to be a steady 16+ but in spite of intervals, running, sprints, heavy fast pedaling and spinning, I just don't have enough fast twitch muscles. On the other hand I can ride for hours and hours and hours at 14-15 mph, head winds or not.

    I am obviously a tortoise, not a hare but that's ok because I am totally non competitive and much prefer distance to speed.

    marni
    Marni, don't give up...I don't think you are some sort of genetic mutant that can't get faster. Keep working at it - you can do it!
    As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." ~Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •