Tag Archives: training tips

Self-test

See how you stack up to a database of riders of all levels on Strava.com, where you will find premapped climbs in your area and times of others who’ve ridden them. Log your rides and use the site to track … Continue reading

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Riding fast

It’s fun to ride fast, but it’s not fun to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Use the first third of a ride to warm up, the next third to settle into a rhythm and the final … Continue reading

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Take a cold plunge.

Soaking in cold water after a workout has been shown to reduce inflammation and soreness. A study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that a group group of cyclists who immersed their legs in cold water right … Continue reading

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Cross-train

Cross-train, lift weights, or stretch once a week to increase strength and flexibility and correct muscular imbalances.

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Inside riding

See if your gym will let you use your own saddle and pedals on a stationary bike. Even a ride on a gym bike is better than no ride at all. (Except, it is incredibly boring! — I would rather … Continue reading

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