I train 2 hours a week, and I do pretty good. This is the first article I am writing on my “2 hour a week training plan” so it is in broad strokes to give you the big picture of how to do this. The basics of it is that I do 2 hours on the indoor trainer pretty hard, and then do everything else as well as I can to prepare for my main goal.
Between February 1 and Aug 1 of this year I mostly just rode 2 hours during the week and not much more. I don’t like to brag, but I do pretty well racing on only 2 hours a week, and both of those hours are on Comptrainers at Cycle U teaching the noon class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here is my podium pic (I’m on the right) from last weekend racing against the fastest “old guys” age 45 and up in the region…I’m 52 and many of the fastest guys are 6-7 years younger than I am and training 10-15 hours a week.
The workouts we do are not easy, and sometimes I can’t complete them at the intensity that I write them, so some days I really only do 1.4 hours a week. There are 3 factors that really help me stay at the top of my game and they might not be what you think.
1. I focus on my diet and hydration
2. I am clear on my plan for the year and focus on it 100%
3. I get massage and chiropractic care once a month minimum
Diet and hydration are easy, focus on plant based organic foods and hydrate. 80-20 rule here. The mental/emotional part is where I really make my living.