Fixing flats when you are out on real hard training ride or anytime for that matter can be rather inconvenient. We don't train with a trail car fixing or tending to our every need. Remember Lance at Leadville? He didn't even know how to use a c02 cartridge.
Don't do too much intensity/speed work. Roughly 80% of your weekly hours should be at a conversational easy pace. Have fun with those miles, bike or run to/from your favorite coffee shop.
Today we start a new feature on our page, a Tri Tip of the Day. We will post tips a couple times a week.
Thanks for today's tip from Bill Ruth.
Now that we are getting out to ride more and everyone is starting to ramp up the time in the saddle, here are a couple of things that will keep you going and not sabotage your effort.
By Meg Campbell, eHow Contributor
For athletes participating in triathlons (swim, bike, run), there's a lot of gear to consider, like wetsuits, bicycles, helmets, bike shoes and running shoes. In the last two legs of the race---cycling and running---there's a shoe change, but the same clothing is worn: a tight-fitting, moisture-wicking shirt, and tri shorts. So why tri shorts instead of bike shorts? Which kind of shorts are more comfortable during a triathlon, and which are more comfortable during training rides? What makes a good pair of tri shorts an investment for the triathlete?
We hear about Core Training quite a bit anymore, and how it will benefit our training and performances. One of the most specific core and pre-habilitative exercises that triathletes should do are, "Seated Straight Leg Raises". I have include a short video clip to demonstrate.