Old 09-24-08, 08:33 AM
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You need interval training. This type of training conditions your body to recover better after hard efforts.

As you improve with the intervals you can begin to establish just how hard and long you can push without blowing up and how hard you can go during the recovery phase.

Also....

On hills I typically go at just under lactate theshold until approaching the top then I push out the last bit. Most riders will make the fatal mistake of pushing hard at the bottom thinking they just have to "maintain" the pace. WRONG! Go at a sustanable pace then once you start pushing at the end everyone else will be dying while you pass them up. Of course this approach may not work if you are a heavier rider like myself at 200lbs. There will always be those walking/talking noodles under 150 lbs who can run up hills like squirrels.
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