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I do the same ride everyday, It is a pretty short 35 miles ride with slight increase going. My problem is i am always putting in the same time. When i try to ride at a faster pace my heart rate goes up real high and i start to tire out. What can i do to be able to ride this route faster and not have my heart rate go sky high? Any suggestions?
 

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I beleive that is the defination of 'crazy'
doing the same thing and expecting diffrent results.

35 miles is fine and dandy but how about mixing it up?

give a century a try. (do it with a friend first)

do your intervals! (lots of good advice on that sort here, do a search)
 

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Try this

From Basic Training for Roadies by Fred Matheny: here's a 7 hours a week, weekly schedule that works for many riders:

Monday: Rest day with 15 minutes of resistance training.
Tuesday: Ride 1 hour with 3-8 sprints or other short, hard efforts.
Wednesday: Ride 1 hour at a steady, moderate pace.
Thursday: Ride 1 hour including about 20 minutes of any type of hard effort.
Friday: Rest day with 15 minutes of resistance training.
Saturday: Ride 1 hour at an easy pace.
Sunday: Ride 3 hours at a varied pace. Group rides or hilly courses are good choices.

Remember, intensity is one key to this program.
 
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