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.
Before you put your bike in the back of the garage or relegate it to stationary status, consider adding a few pieces of gear to your cycling wardrobe that might allow you to keep yourself riding outside all the way through until the spring.
We quickly picked up speed and I quickly moved my hands to squeeze my brakes and slow myself down. It was 2009 and I was definitely still a novice cyclist, deathly afraid of going downhill swiftly.
This was far from being my first triathlon, but it had been a little bit over a year since my last race and I definitely felt the pre-race butterflies swarming in my stomach.
A great fit can make the difference between the bike feeling like an extension of your body versus a cumbersome and uncomfortable machine that feels like a burden to ride.
When racing and training for endurance sports such as running, cycling, triathlon, etc., you need to put in the time to train your body physically to achieve your goals. However, sometimes we forget that there is also a huge mental aspect to these sports.
Here are some of my general observations regarding some of the most popular brands of energy gels; the good, bad, sweet, soupy, sticky and sometimes tasty gels.
We all have fears, big or small that we need to overcome to help us progress in our athletic endeavors.