In this presentation, John Hughes and Dan Kehlenbach provided detailed information on how to get ready for your first, or next, century ride and 200K! Hughes has been certified as a USA Cycling sport coach and a National Strength and Conditioning Association personal trainer. He has certifications through USA Cycling as a level 2 coach and the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
According to experienced cycling coaches John Hughes and Dan Kehlenbach, authors of Distance Cycling (Human Kinetics, 2011), rekindling that sense of adventure through endurance cycling is actually something that regular riders with everyday responsibilities can easily accomplish. “Long distance cycling is much more than sitting on a bike and grinding away at the miles,” says Hughes. ” In Distance Cycling, they offer a step-by-step guide through the process of preparing for and completing a ...
If you are looking for a new bike or want to upgrade your current bike, write down the answers the following questions so you can discuss your options at the bike shop. Consider entry-level road bikes, often referred to as sport, fitness, or comfort bikes (see figure 5.1), which are suited for everything from commuting to centuries. A touring bike, however, which is designed a bit differently from a racing bike, is generally more comfortable because the rider sits more upright.
We present two examples: an 8-week program and a 15-week program. An endurance ride of 2:00 to 2:30 (8-week program) or 1:30 to 2:30 (15-week program) in the first week increasing to 5:15 to 6:30 in both programs. The 15-week program starts with 3:00 to 5:10 of riding the first week, slightly less than the 8-week program, and builds more slowly.
If you are using a heart rate monitor, keep in mind that your heart rate may be elevated compared with what you experience on training rides, so you may be better off using perceived exertion as a guide. Riding with a group increases the fun; however, pay attention to your ride even during a fun conversation. Be cautious when riding in a pace line with unfamiliar riders who may not know the protocol.
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In this free webinar, led by Dan Eassa of the Recruiting Education Foundation, Dan addresses many important recruiting topics including scholarship myths and facts, the NCAA and NAIA eligibility centers, NCAA core course requirements, National Letter of Intent, and much more. This free webinar will be led by Dan Eassa of the Recruiting Education Foundation, Tampa, Florida, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to educating coaches, athletic directors, student-athletes, and parents about the ...