By Coach John Hughes Overtraining? Yep — I’ve done that. I started training in 1975 using the Olympic training manual by the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano, which was translated into English. Although written for racers it seemed like good advice to me. Cycling legend Eddie Merckx was at the height of his career and to improve he simply said, “Ride more.” My goal each … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: Did I Overtrain? Part 1
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley This week’s technical question is from “Herbert” who is having difficulty with his Shimano road clipless pedals. Read his ask and my answer and add any tips you’d like to offer. There are many issues you can run into with clipless pedals so your advice will help Herb and others with problems. … [Read more...] about Should Herbert Switch from Road to Mountain Pedals?
By Sheri Rosenbaum Smithoptics.com Price: $170 MSRP Colors: Matte Poppy, Matte Amethyst, Matte Slate, Matte White, Matte Black Sizes: S (51-55), M (55-59), L (59-62) Vents: 8 fixed vents Additional Safety Features: MIPS, Koroyd, removable and rechargeable rear light Weight (size medium): 453g Availability: Online and … [Read more...] about Smith Dispatch with MIPS Helmet – Quick Review
By Coach John Hughes During the hot summer, hydrating properly is one of the keys to riding in relative comfort. And it’s not as simple as “drink before you’re thirsty” and “drink early and drink often.” Here’s why. Why Do You Get Hot? It’s obvious - it’s hot outside! Actually, you don’t overheat just because the ambient temperature is high. You overheat in … [Read more...] about Effective Cooling for Cyclists
By Coach John Hughes RBR reader Gary F. asks, “With all of the smoky days this summer and the air quality index running around 150 or so, do you curtail or modify your workout schedule to avoid the smoke?” Gary, this is an excellent question because smoke and also ozone levels are international problems. There are multiple pollutants in the air. The general Air Quality … [Read more...] about Exercise Safety and Air Quality