One great way to become a faster climber is to climb some longer hills. This route includes one relatively long hill as well as many short ones. The route itself is only twenty eight miles, so it’s great if you are limited on time, but includes over 2000 feet of climbing. Riding routes like this …
Archive for November 30th, 2015
I dim the lights, turn on the fans and pump up the volume on the stereo. The music picks up intensity and everyone gives the resistance knob one turn up as they really start to get into the groove of the workout.
I can’t even imagine the feelings and emotions going through the minds of each rider as the multitude of spectators created a deafening wall of noise in support of the peloton.
Here is a short but hilly ride that is a great for a quick post work training session. The route is about twenty five miles with approximately 2000 feet of climbing.
After riding the 107 mile gran fondo my legs needed a bit of a break from all of the climbing. Here is a nice relatively flat recovery route. It is approximately 28 miles with a little over 1000 feet of climbing.
My breathing was heavy, my legs were burning and my heartrate was through the roof. I was in the middle of the first timed climb in the New Jersey Gran Fondo, willing myself to the top. This first timed climb, named by the ride organizers, “The Doggone Hard” climb, is one of my arch nemeses. …
My legs were burning, my lungs were on fire, but I just focused on the road ahead of me. I had one mile left to go in the last time trial of my 2015 racing season and I was determined to give it everything I had.
I was never an athlete. I had no great interest in competition or training or suffering. Nevertheless, eventually it seemed to take on a life of its own and I found myself wanting all of those things.