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Old 03-02-16, 11:42 AM
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I make it a point to ride the first part of the one long training ride per week as hard as I can. I'll usually start to feel pretty tired 2/3 of the way through, then just slug the rest of it out. The objective is to finish exhausted. That gives a huge training impulse for long endurance rides. I do most of the rest of my weekly mileage at a moderate pace, keeping my breathing deep but below the point where it starts to become more rapid, which means gearing down for the hills.
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