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.
Longer, slower distances will help build endurance.
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Originally Posted by Xerum 525
just another gosling
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.
Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
If you're mashing the pedals your legs will fatigue more quickly.
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.