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Old 06-04-09, 09:27 PM   #1
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A Painful Truth

I competed in my first race today! A Crit and a very hilly one at that! I now know that I am not in as good a shape as I had hoped. Any suggestions on increasing my speed and endurance would be greatley appreciated.
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Old 06-04-09, 09:32 PM   #2
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I like Joel Friel's Cyclists Training Bible. Follow his advice and stick with it. It should help tremendously.
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Old 06-04-09, 09:41 PM   #3
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I competed in my first race today! A Crit and a very hilly one at that! I now know that I am not in as good a shape as I had hoped. Any suggestions on increasing my speed and endurance would be greatley appreciated.
I advise you to ride faster and longer.

That, and read this.
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Old 06-04-09, 09:44 PM   #4
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Time to take a visit to Racing.
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Ride more.

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Old 06-04-09, 10:21 PM   #5
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Seriously why is it so hard for people to see the racing forum? It's right above the new thread link!
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Seriously why is it so hard for people to see the racing forum? It's right above the new thread link!
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