I was blessed in my first pregnancy to not really have any of the typical morning sickness symptoms, but I wasn’t so lucky this second time around.
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?
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.