Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alabama, boy !
Bikes: FUJI Nevada 1.0 2009
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What kind of warm ups should I do ?
So, the problem I have, is that when I take off from my house, I inmediately encounter a steep hill. My body has had no time to warm up to this hill, which causes my heart rate to go very high and my muscles burn off way more energy than they should.
Yesterday, I did my tipical ride, climbed the hill I just talked to you about, did somewhere between 8-10 miles of riding after that, which include a long steep hill. This is quite a torturous hill, and when I was near the top, my left leg started cramping. I had to pull aside and wait out the pain for a while. I'm talking about road hills BTW, even though I ride them on a Mountain Bike.
So I'm wondering what kind of warm up routine I should do to prevent this from happening again. I don't know anything about warming up, so I really need your help.
Just to let you know about my physical condition: I do about 20 miles during a tipical ride, takes me about 2 hours. I'm 5'6" and 193 lbs.
Thanks for your help.