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13 inspirational cycling quotes to live your life by

<b>A selection of great quotes from great people that not only apply to your cycling, but to your life too</b><p>“It is the unknown around the corner that …

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

Cycling

Fit Chick's 10 Minute Fat-Frying Workout

No time? Use these dynamic exercises to put all your muscles in motion, raise your heart rate, improve power, and make some muscle to burn fat and stay fit. By activating nearly every muscle in your body and keeping your heart rate relatively low, you'll signal your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, …

Workouts

HiiT Mania! High Intensity Intervals for Every Cycling Goal

Eventually, you outgrow your old workouts and need to go even harder if you want to keep your fitness gains going along an upward trajectory. That means more high-intensity interval training.<p>When you push yourself to your absolute upper limits, everything—endurance, power, lactate threshold, …

Exercise

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

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6 Ways to Avoid Fading on a Long Ride

We’ve all been there, feeling chainless and amazing for the first 60 miles of a century ride. Then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, we feel... less amazing. We wonder why we started this stupid ride to begin with and, more importantly, how we are going to make it another 40 miles. As we watch …

Cycling

How to Build Your Base with Endurance Training

A solid endurance base will better prepare you to sustain higher-intensity sessions as you progress in your training plan. It also means that your aerobic capacity will be greater, so you can spend less time surviving hard rides, and more time enjoying them.<p>"Endurance itself can be a bit of a …

Marathons

Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretches to Treat ITBS

The iliotibial band is a thick tendinous fascia that originates on the outside portion of the hip and extends to the side of the knee. After …

A Simple Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

The marathon is one of the most challenging events in endurance athletics. Success requires well-developed aerobic capabilities as well as stable …

4 Speed Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Age-group runner Julie Thienel of Maryland doesn’t like the track, but she does like speed work. “I think the road much better mimics race conditions …

6 Training Tips for Crushing Your Craziest Cycling Goals

When ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch and professional adventurer Patrick Sweeney decided to ride up Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit World Bicycle Relief this winter, both knew that training was going to be a challenge. For Rusch, who has lots of professional race obligations, the preparation was …

Everest Base Camp

Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

The Best Super-Fast Fat-Burning Treadmill Workout

Burn Fat FastHere's the best-ever metabolism-boosting treadmill workout.If you're under the impression treadmill workouts are snooze fests reserved …

Exercise

Cycling: how to conquer hills

Knowing how to climb hills efficiently can make all the difference to a long day in the saddle. Here are eight tips to get you to the top<p>Whether it’s in preparation for mastering the hills on your local club ride, or because you have aspirations to ride some of the mountain passes made famous by …

Muscle

Protein bars

Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to bonking. Off the bike, protein helps to rebuild tissue and …

Recipes

2 Speed Workouts For New-ish Runners

One of the most frustrating things I encountered when I was a new-ish runner is that everything was targeted either at individuals who just started …

Marathons

Training Plan to Build Base Endurance

Purists preach that to properly prepare for the cycling season, you need to roll out six weeks ahead and do nothing but low-heart-rate, low-intensity rides before you throw the hammer down and go out and play, especially if your idea of fun is a frisky group ride. It's no problem if you're a …

Marathons

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

Marathons

Simple Workouts

<b>What you need to know:</b> Pyramid intervals gradually increase then decrease (or vice versa) the time you work at various effort levels within the same block. For each one, warm up 10 to 15 minutes and cool down for at least 10 minutes afterward. Important: Don't start so hard that you're forced to …

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How Much Training Do You Need to Run a Half Marathon?

How much should you train if you want to run a good half marathon? There are two distinct types of runners who ask this question: the first-time half …

No Matter What Your Mood, We Have a Treadmill Workout For You

While there's nothing quite like running outdoors, unruly weather sometimes makes it impossible. For those rainy or blustery days, there's the trusty treadmill. Whether you're a beginner runner or have a few marathons under your belt, we've got a running workout for you. From a run that mimics …

Exercise

Is Overdistance Training Beneficial For Runners?

Photo: Shutterstock.comIs it wise to push yourself further in training than you need to go on race day? In other words, is there any benefit to …

Get Off Your Ass With Out-of-the-Saddle Intervals

Sometimes you just need to stand up midride to give—ahem—"fleshy bits" a break. But beyond restoring blood flow, there are performance advantages to letting your butt take five. Getting out of the saddle shifts your weight farther forward over the pedals, giving you more leverage on a climb, says …

How to Ride With a Powermeter

Power meters spit out a lot of numbers: current power, average power, max power, and all manner of derivatives. But what matters more, says Joe Friel, longtime coach and author of <i>The Power Meter Handbook</i>, are the metrics that are based on these data points. Here are five of the most important ways …

Renewable Energy

Training on Limited Time For Cyclists

It seems no matter who you are, at some point we all fall victim to life obligations that supersede our training obligations. There once was a time …

Muscle

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Dumbbell Complexes for Faster Running

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Build strength and power for running with these short weight circuits.</i>Running faster race times requires more than just …

The One Thing You're Not Doing Enough of at the Gym

Pushups shouldn't be the only time you hit the floor. The key to a better body may be at your feet<p>At the gym, you probably see guys doing crunches or foam rolling on the ground. But apart from that, how many guys are actually <i>training on the floor?</i><p>Nowadays, the majority of trainees seem to have some …