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Too much info for a comment, I've checked the suggested duplicate and this is slightly different. This question is about effort and approach, not climbing technique. Answer You're going at the hill too hard. Learn to PACE your efforts. Medical rule of thumb, your maximum heart rate should be 220 minus your age. I'm 40 so my heart rate should not ...


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You have a specific training question that your coach ought to be able to answer for you, and I will not address that here. A larger general issue is one that I will address, since it is of wider interest. Your general concern is that you won't be able to simulate race conditions in training, especially long steady output. However, speed is determined by ...


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I put on a pair of socks, slip my Vivofit 2 inside the sock and wrap around my ankle. It doesn't move and I walk around or ride my bike and it counts everything!


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Yes! Go for it. What's the worst that can happen? If you don't finish, then you know that you're pushing your limits, and you will have learned more about how to do it better next time. Just make sure you take enough food, some warm/dry clothes, and you know where the bailout options are. I reckon that if you don't know all the answers in advance, ...


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If you've managed 200 km without problems you can also ride 300 km. As usual don't ride too fast and keep yourself well fed. 1st big leap is usually between 400 km and 600 km, because after 400 km you will (typically) need to sleep.


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The best way to improve at riding is to ride -- but many people do have limitations on their time that make it difficult to ride as much during the week as they would like. At one end of the spectrum, there is some amount of almost all fitness-building activity that is transferable to cycling fitness. Cycling is mostly an aerobic sport, so vigorously ...


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Cadence - the faster you can pedal while maintaining a good posture and bike control, the better. The indicator that you're spinning too fast is bouncing in the saddle. If that happens go up a gear, or try to round-off your pedal stroke into a more circular shape. If you have a good steady climb nearby, try doing it in a lower than normal gear, but turning ...


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Increasing stamina and cadence cannot be trained at the same time. Why not try going to work on your bike instead? It will help you keep fit and it is also a logical thing to do since you do have a nice bike. Plus it will also cost you less than buying ankle weights. For that is already a win-win situation. Or if you don't want to do that. Maybe a bit of ...



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