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A two- to three- hour hammerfest…

This will burn more carbs than a long recreational or even a one-hour race. You should consume about one gram of carbohydrate per pound of body weight.

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Sprint training

Research shows that high-intensity sprint training doubles the time to exhaustion. Do eight to ten 20-second, high cadence sprints with five minutes of recovery between each about twice a week.

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Group riding

To ride comfortably in a group position yourself one-and-a-half to two feet behind the rider in front of you and focus your eyes just below the riders hips, not on his back wheel, so you can judge your following distance … Continue reading

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10- to 20- minute intervals

Add 10- to 20- minute intervals at or near threshold on rolling terrain to one of your weekly rides in order to improve riding on this type terrain. Aim for 20 to 40 minutes at this effort in a single … Continue reading

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Training for a big race

Visualize your ride. Skiers, bobsledders, and luge athletes has this one down. They do the course in their minds before heading downhill. It helps them relax and allows them to rehearse where they are going. Visualization also works in cycling–both … Continue reading

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