Question: I've been unable to follow my regular training schedule because of work. In fact, I've done nothing but easy rides for two months. A friend talked me into racing a time trial next week. How can I get ready? -- Brenda N. RBR Replies: I'm afraid there isn't much physical progress you can make in one week. Exercise physiologists (and experience) say that it takes … [Read more...] about Can I Train for a Time Trial in One Week?
By Arnie Baker, MD Hydration Key Points Adequate hydration is crucial to athletic performance.Keep fluids handy. Begin training or events hydrated. The longer the event, the more important it is to keep up with fluid losses. For single-day events: Aim to drink 16 ounces (2 cups, 500 milliliters, 1 standard waterbottle) per hour while exercising moderately or in … [Read more...] about Cycling and Hydration, a Guide
By Stan Purdum Years ago, I purchased a pair of inexpensive bicycle shorts that were so uncomfortable that I discarded them after a couple of rides and vowed to wear only shorts from major cycling brands. But over the last several months, I noticed low-cost shorts from Sponeed, a company I’d never heard of, showing up in several articles with titles like “Best Cycling Shorts … [Read more...] about Sponeed Men’s Cycling Shorts Review
By Coach John Hughes Arnie Baker, M.D. wrote a good column on Cycling Nutrition: How to Eat After Rides. I’ve coached at camps with Dr. Baker and have several of his books. His key points are: Refueling after exercise is a proven recovery strategy.The sooner the better. Refueling during exercise is best.Prompt refueling benefits both endurance and strength … [Read more...] about Recovery Nutrition for Cyclists
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Cycling fans received the worst news last week. Both the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Dallas, Texas this year, and the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Traditionally these Spring cycling festivals are where the bike industry debuts all its new toys. Without them, … [Read more...] about A Clever Invention: the Amazing Chain Lift Tool