So there are a couple of the 'rules' I hold myself to during these endurance rides to keep me honest, have a bit of fun and to challenge myself both physically and mentally.
The first rule of Fight Club, don't talk about Fight Club......opps wrong movie (great movie if you haven't seen it, the ending will blow your mind).
Rules of Endurance Bike Club: 1) Stop as little as possible:
You would think it goes with out saying but it is amazing how quickly little stops add up.
Knowing how long a hill is, how far you have to go, where the drink stations are and just the simple things like the correct way to go are critical for a good performance. Course recon or course familiarisation helps you know all of these things and is a great thing to do before key races and events. In this video I get out for a bit of course recon for one of my up coming events.
It is not always possible to get out for a long aerobic ride. At times like these it can be really useful to use a method called aerobic accumulation training to bank some shorter aerobic rides over a time period i.e. the weekend. Come and join me for a weekend of this type of training to see how you can use it to improve your endurance.