Member20 May 2009 at 10:36 am
Just wondering, whether it be cycling or running, how long roughly would you say it takes to reach your peak fitness? 6 months? Years? This is obviously based on many factors i.e. training time, age, training frequency.
Just wondering what the average is.
Last year, I never reached my running peak, due to my name, but im hoping cycling is something I can continue to improve injury-free.
Member20 May 2009 at 10:41 am
how long roughly would you say it takes to reach your peak fitness?
Very difficult to answer,How would you know when your at your peak ? Is there not always room for improvement ? I’ve only being exercising on a regular basis for around 2 years,i’m sure some of our more experienced members will have a better idea.I’m always looking for ideas to improve my fitness so i’ll shall a await a more experienced response. 😉
Member20 May 2009 at 10:43 am
I’m 44 this year, and still haven’t got there 😆 😆 😆 😆
Member20 May 2009 at 11:34 am
My wife tells me I am past my peak, so I must be really fit 😆
Member20 May 2009 at 12:07 pm
I’m 53 this year and I’m still working hard to get fit after 42 years of striving for elite levels of fitness. What people get wrong more often than not is they train more but don’t train smarter.
How many people train with a HR monitor for instance?
How many know the importance of rest days.
Member20 May 2009 at 12:21 pm
If I had a time machine to go backwards, it would take 25 years! I’m 60 this year and when I was 35, I was probably at my best. 😕
Member20 May 2009 at 1:53 pm
ive came along very good i terms of fitness…
ive only been realy cycling for less than a year, and i won the cyclo-cross league, and am getting near enough top 10 national finishes…
the only rider i cant beat at the mo round here is harry tanfeild, but that will come…
Member20 May 2009 at 6:57 pm
Just wondering, whether it be cycling or running, how long roughly would you say it takes to reach your peak fitness?
And there is the crux of the question…………….. 😕 😕
Remember that “fitness” is pretty much specific, and a “good” runner may not necessarily make a “good” cyclist, though one would expect there to be an element of “crossover” from the VO2 max contribution, and also the tenacious mental attitude of someone committed to hard work and training would contribute too.
Evidence has shown that cyclists, out of the majority of disciplines, performance tends to improve with age as compared to other sports.
How long to reach peak fitness, that as Harry quite rightly said, depends on the individuals ability to train SMART-er.
We need to have:
MEASURABLE targets and results.
REALISTIC attitudes to our training/targets and goals.
TIME related objectives and goals and targets