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Old 10-16-13, 05:15 PM
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Just for fun, I have been doing some single track, where there are rocks and ruts that you have to pick your way through while climbing a hill, netting 2-4 mph of progress. This is in one of my lower gears on my mtn bike. This means I am spinning fast - which helps with the breathing thing for this 73yo. So, visualize yourself not going up a hill, but slowly making your way through obstacles as you progress up a hill. (I don't know if this advice holds water for others, but it sure is fun and good for developing cardio!!)

Much of this 6 minute video is flat, but a part of it shows me doing some of that picking between rocks and ruts while climbing a couple of pretty steep hills.

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