Which is more important, riding time or riding distance?

When most novices start riding, it is often unclear whether the ride should be based on time or distance. In fact, this problem not only troubles novices, but even many riders who have already entered the pit do not know much about it. So in our daily riding training, should we pay attention to the length of the riding distance or the length of time?

Under normal circumstances, riders who have not undergone step-by-step riding training will rush to ride more than 70 kilometers on the first day. On the second day, most novices will suffer from back pain, knee pain or even swelling, leg cramps and hips. Pain and other issues. This undoubtedly poured cold water on the riding interest of novices. For novices, when they first start riding, they first need three essential equipment: 1. Helmet 2. Cycling suit 3. Gloves

If you do not have the above three equipment or even lack any one of them, when you start riding, you must not use the distance as a benchmark. This will not only cause body pain, but also endanger your personal safety without the protection of a helmet. The first rule of living and riding out is to wear a helmet).

According to normal riding experience, it is recommended that the first goal of riding for novices is still based on time.

First of all, riding training based on time will be easier to calculate. You don’t need to consider speed and distance. Riding in a state where you feel the most relaxed is the most suitable for developing riding habits. For car riders who aim to lose weight, even if the exercise is intense, if it can’t be sustained for a long time, the fat cannot be burned continuously, the calories consumed are very small, and the weight loss effect is bound to be unsatisfactory (no scientific guidance, blind and long-term high Intensive riding is also a hidden danger to the knees). Therefore, gradual riding is an ideal fat-burning exercise.

For weight loss parties, it is generally recommended to ride for 1 to 2 hours, so that the fat will be burned for energy at a higher proportion, and then a higher burn value will be accumulated, and the weight loss effect will be more obvious. Therefore, it is best for novices and weight loss parties to ride on the basis of time, not to think too much about speed and distance, which is the easiest indicator to control for novice riders.


For people who are just starting to ride, time is also the most useful goal for continuous practice. If you pay too much attention to the distance, you will unknowingly want to ride faster, but you can’t carry a bicycle on the road at the beginning and then go for a long-distance ride of 100 kilometers. This behavior obviously affects your physical condition. Not responsible enough.

Thousands of novice riders often only insist on riding at most ten kilometers or twenty kilometers at the beginning. It should be emphasized that novices should ride longer rather than ride faster. Therefore, speed is not important, distance is not important, don’t ride with time, set your first goal to be continuous riding for 1~2 hours, when you can easily complete 1~2 hours of riding, you will Begin to learn about riding slowly. When you can ride calmly for several hours, your physical fitness gradually improves. At this time, when you start to train high-tech skills such as cruising and climbing, you will get twice the result with half the effort.

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