To finish a long sportive, and finish it well, you only need to train three times a week. The same applies for a shorter sportive over a hillier course.
What, you thought you’d have to do more? Well I’m pleased to be the bearer of good news.
If you can fit in an extra session per week then great, it’ll help. But you lead a busy life. You work long hours. Your family wants to see you on a weekend.
Three sessions is enough. More than enough…. provided you follow a structured training programme.
Ah, you knew there had to be a catch…
Don’t panic though.
Designing and following a cycling training programme is entirely within your capabilities. In fact, I reckon you’ll find it extremely satisfying. And the results, versus implementing the random training method adopted by many novice sportiveurs, will be so much better.
Now, where do we start?