Originally Posted by chaadster
......, climbing is about aerobic capacity, endurance.
Im going slightly off-topic, but this thread seems like a good place to ask....
I'm an enthusiast-rider, who can finish in the bottom of the top-third of local "citizen" road races (under 50 miles).
i have one coming up that's 30 miles, and 30 "hills". The hills are each 50-120 foot elevation-gain.
i have no problem climbing any one of these at a pace that can keep up with the winners of the race. My problem is endurance.
Each year I can go with the lead group, and by mile 20-24, I can no longer keep up.
So, I can climb fast
enough.... but I can't do it over-and-over long
enough. What should I be doing to increase my ability to repeat the work long enough to be in the pack at the finish?