I've been riding for about a year now and I'm racing for the first time in June. It's a non technical hill climb in CO. I love running but I have a running injury (bike doesn't bother it) so I've increased my saddle time in the last couple months to try to stay in shape. I think I've done a good job staying in shape (spinning, lifting, riding outside at least 3x per week including 1 20 plus mile ride per week, often on dirt roads) but I don't know what to do to really train to race.
Should I ride everyday? Is it like running where you do hill repeats, intervals and other such workout a few times a week and then a long ride once a week?
Should I have a few "easy" days a week? What would an easy day look like (I live in CO and seem to want to just ride up mountains everyday...is that bad?)?
I know, I'm pretty clueless. Maybe I need a rec for a good book or link to something about training...I would appreciate any tips/lessons learned/experience.
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