Month: May 2007

Maintaining Motivation Through a “Dry Spell”

by Laurel Green Most riders will experience a “dry spell” at some time in their athletic careers, and I am not referring to Global Warming here.  A dry spell in athletics is a period of time in which you are

How to win a bike race

Many riders who race but don’t win assume that they need to train some weak area of physical ability. One can train in specific ways to improve the power that can be sustained for mile after mile, for a few

Cyclists Who Ride Too Much: Exercise Addiction as a Cause of Overtraining

Most racers will say they train to improve performance, but many ride in ways that do not support that goal. Sometimes from ignorance and sometime for more insidious reasons, they undertake excessive volume or intensity for their current experience, fitness,

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