How to Train for a Race

How do I approach training?
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you would like to be a weekend warrior doing local fun rides and 10k’s, you can probably get away with 3 – 4 training sessions a week of around 6 – 8 miles each. If you would like to get onto the racing circuit, we suggest getting a program. You will probably have to train around 100 – 150 miles per week to be able to be competitive in these events, as most of them will be marathons of up to 26 miles. You can basically follow a runner’s program doing stuff like intervals, hills and over speed, as the approach in training is very similar, but the volume (amount) of training from these generic runners programs might not be enough for wheelchair racing. Best solution is to get a coach with experience.
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