I ride just for the love of it, and before I ever raced or participated in events like fondos, I enjoyed just being on my bike.
This focus on strengthening your muscles will enhance your performance, help with injury prevention and aid in making you a more powerful and efficient athlete.
I realized that most days during that week I didn’t drink very much water. Could dehydration really effect my muscles and my recovery that much?
Marty was friendly, approachable and seemed to know how to explain things to people who were relatively clueless about bicycles.
In 2008 I bought my first road bike and rekindled a love of bikes that had been absent since I was about thirteen years old.
I slowly began to grasp that I should have been pushing myself to the point that my legs were begging for mercy by the end.
By investing around $100 in just a few key pieces of cycling gear you can keep riding throughout the fall and even early winter.
I felt like I was losing the joy that cycling used to bring me and I wasn’t sure how to get it back.
I had only been back on the bike for three or four weeks at that point, not feeling very fast or strong, yet I decided to make my return to racing with a time trial, just eleven weeks postpartum.
In spite of the fact that I was active all throughout my pregnancy, I realized I was going to have my work cut out for me to get back into the kind of shape I was in last spring.