Do We Really Need to Focus on Doing a Certain Mileage Every Week?
Swimmers get fixated on number of laps per workout. Runners get fixated on the number of miles ran per week. And cyclists get fixated on weekly mileage, too. But should they really get so fixated? Probably not. CLICK HERE to read an article aimed at runners, but is equally applicable to swimmers and cyclists.
Doing a certain amount of miles on the bike each week is a good thing. But it’s the regularity of the workout that really matters, not the exact mileage. If you aim to ride 150 miles a week, and some weeks you do 170 and some you do 130, then you are doing fine. It’s really the average weekly count that matters; not the individual weekly counts.
While you will probably be a better cyclist if you do 200 miles a week rather than 150, you can only do what you can do. There is more to life than riding a bike. And if your life and lifestyle allow you to ride 150 miles a week comfortably, then so be it. And keep in mind that 150 miles a week will provide you with a pretty good fitness level. One that will probably ensure that you will live a long and healthy life.