Vo2 Max Sessions II
Vo2 Max Sessions II
Vo2 Max Sessions
How to Raise Your Threshold Level
A Little About Trail Running
Seems to me that everything that is said in the following video about trail running equally applies to rando bike riding. 🙂
The Importance of Bicycle Lighting
This year I finally latched onto the idea that bicycle lighting is important when riding a bike after dark. And I definitely believe in the front wheel having a dynamo hub to power the headlight to be used. For my long rides this year I got a Schmidt SONdeluxe Wide Body dyno hub that I built into a front wheel, and a Schmidt Edelux II headlight. See Peter White Cycles for details. And for my short rides around town and to my fitness clubs I just got a Shimano DH-3N72 dyno hub and an AXA Luxx 70 Plus headlight.
Super Randonneur 600k Route in PA?
Super Randonnées are mountainous Permanents of 600 km (373 miles) with over 10.000 m (32.800 ft) of elevation gain. See ACP Randonneur’s Web page on the subject. During my first year as a RUSA member I have discovered the existence of these difficult-to-complete routes, and hopefully in 2019 I will tackle a couple of them. On the East Coast where I reside there are 2 such routes in Virginia, 1 in New York, 1 in Maryland, and 1 in North Carolina. You can see the full list of these rides by doing a search on the RUSA site of Permanents with “Format” set to SR600K.
There are a lot of hills in Pennsylvania, especially in the northern half of the state. And I suspect there are at least one or two routes that can be designed in those hills that would qualify for SR600K-status. Currently nobody has taken the time or effort to design one of those routes. But in the back of my mind I am thinking about it. Maybe call it the Endless Mountains 600?
Training for Endurance Cycling
This past year I participated in several endurance cycling events. I cannot say that I did anything special to prepare for them. But this wasn’t really because I didn’t want to. Instead, it was because I had no time to do so. Basically I was riding an event and then had to recover from my effort. Once recovered (or sometimes not recovered) I had another event to participate in. Riding the events themselves turned out to be my training. That style of “training” does not lead to particularly fast times.
Watch the following video to learn a little on how to PROPERLY prepare for endurance cycling events.