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Old 07-17-12, 09:57 AM   #1
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Strong but no endurance, what i am doing wrong?

I can pass many others when going uphill or on short run, but then i fall behind when there is a long run or against wind. It is not like breath goes out from me, but my legs are gonna be fatigued and hurt, with dull pain in them i must ease down.

How i can train endurance?

I use mountain bike on any terrain, driving like 50+ km every day.
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Old 07-17-12, 10:03 AM   #2
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Longer, slower distances will help build endurance.
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MTB riders frequently have this problem. The solution is to train on a road bike, working up to 4+ hour rides. Or if you don't have a road bike and don't want to get one, you can train on the road on your MTB. Most folks put on slicks for that. You might already have a second wheelset you can use for that.
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MTB riders frequently have this problem. The solution is to train on a road bike, working up to 4+ hour rides. Or if you don't have a road bike and don't want to get one, you can train on the road on your MTB. Most folks put on slicks for that. You might already have a second wheelset you can use for that.
exactly. A mountain bike is not a road bike, even with slicks. If you want to ride on the road use a road bike or hybrid and get used to long rides at a certain pace. Example, try to ride one hour at 15 mph. Then move up to 16 mph. Etc.
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If you're mashing the pedals your legs will fatigue more quickly.
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As the others have said, it all comes down to your pace and your gear selection. If you're pushing a tall gear trying to go as fast as possible, you're doing yourself a disservice--been there, done that. Try riding in a lower gear and keeping your cadence up. It will probably not be comfortable at first, but spinning as opposed to mashing will make a world of difference.
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