By Coach John Hughes My recent column My 1979 1200 km Paris-Brest-Paris described 7 of my mistakes including nutrition mistakes. Here’s a follow up on other nutrition mistakes, many from my own experience. … [Read more...] about 10 Common Cycling Nutrition Mistakes
By Coach John Hughes I was lying on the lawn at the finish of the 1979 Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP). Other riders asked my wife in French. “Why isn’t he having a free beer?” “He’s exhausted and his butt is very sore.” She responded in French. “He should have put le bifteck in his shorts.” i.e., stuck a raw piece of beef on the chamois in my shorts. No thank … [Read more...] about My 1979 Paris-Brest-Paris: 1200 km in 73hr 25min.
By Coach John Hughes Recently I was in Boulder, Colo. for several days and rode each day. The Boulder area is home to literally thousands of riders ranging from pro road, mountain and triathlon racers to pleasure riders out for 15 or 25 miles. Except for the pros, many of the riders exhibited one or more mistakes: 1. Chin strap too loose was the most common. This … [Read more...] about Don’t Make These 15 Common Bicycling Mistakes
Question: I am a new rider primarily interested in fitness. I got my bike in June and began to ride seriously in July, four days a week, about 30 minutes per ride. I average around 90% of max heart rate. I'm totally spent when I get back home. Should I continue to ride this hard to get the most from my training time? -- Bill P. … [Read more...] about Should I Ride Hard All the Time?
Question: I'm a doctor, often working 12-hour days and on call some weekends. I rode some centuries last season but was undertrained. How can I get the most benefit out of training a maximum of 10 hours per week? -- Eric B. … [Read more...] about How Can I Train Despite Limited Time?