Step 3 – Set Annual Hours
In 2010 I did 240 hours on the bike. Which ever way I look at the Joe Friel guidelines this seems on the low side. It also averages out at 4.5 hours a week, well below the Time Crunched Cyclist 6 hours.
I think given my overall objectives that 300 hours for the year feels like a reasonable increase. While this is a 25% increase (Joe Friel in his book recommends between 10% and 15%), given the guidelines I don’t think it is excessively ambitious.
Step 4 – List and Prioritize Events
Using the list of Events I keep updated here are what I’m keen on doing this year.
So two of these are part of the overall objectives, but it seemed to make sense to add in the Set 2 Rise as it is only a week before the Bikefest and I should in theory be racing fit.
All events I like the look of, and are pretty local.
- SPAM Winter Challenge
- Wentworth Goshawk Challenge
- CRC MTB Marathon – Builth Wells 1
- CRC MTB Marathon – Builth Wells 2
- SPAMBiking The Blast
- Macmillan Afan Monster
- Kona Oktoberfest
Nothing too serious, but handy events to do if weather and fitness allow.