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Workout Too Hard?--Dealing With Too Much Work

Bicycle Training Series Articles: All ABC Handouts ] 12 Beginners' Questions About Exercise ] ACE Tips ] Altitude Tents: How High the Risk? ] Aerobic Training ] Altitude Training for Sea-Level Competition ] Balance Training for Bicyclists ] Century Training ] Climbing & Descending ] Dealing With High Altitude ] Death Ride: Just-Made-It Schedule ] Economy & Efficiency ] Fitness Elements ] Heart-Rate-Based Training ] HIT Tips ] How to Perform VO2 Intervals ] How to Push Riders Uphill ] Isolated Leg Training ] Measuring Training Stress ] Overtraining ] Pacing ] Power-Based Training ] Recovery ] Road Racing Basics ] Six Climbing Positions ] Skills Training Principles ] Small Gears ] Sprint Weak? ] Stationary Training ] Stretching ] Tapering for Events ] Thresholds ] Time Trialing ] Torque-Based Training ] Training & Fitness Standards for Excellence ] Training Myths ] Warm Ups for Racing ] Weight Training ] Work of Breathing ] [ Workout Too Hard ]


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Workout Too Hard--Dealing With Too Much Work (Introduction)


How do you deal with the situation where you are unable to perform a planned workout?


It is hard to know precisely ahead of time how much work one can do during a workout session. Even riders with considerable experience may over or underestimate their abilities on any given day.


You may have planned a workout but be fatigued due to recent training or non-training stresses. Training stresses may include recently working harder than planned or completing a block (several continuous days) of training. Non-training stresses may include job-related, family, or financial problems.


The workload may also be different than expected. Although controlled settings—keeping gearing and cadence constant, the tire pressure the same, and the pinch-roller the same distance/pressure into the rear tire—allow generally repeatable power loads, sometimes just a small variation can change the power requirement of a previously determined exercise.


There are generally three approaches:

·    ●   Abort

·    ●   Tough it out

·    ●   Adjust


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