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By Dr. Achim Schmidt

Competitive Cycling deals a breathtaking perception into the fundamentals of educating in addition to suggestions and strategies of biking. The ebook makes a speciality of themes similar to anatomy and body structure of the bike owner, foodstuff, drugs, psychology, and strategies and strategies. information and recommendations during the ebook make sure that it remains clos to the perform of biking.

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If the pre-race diet has been good, eating during the race is less important, although it is still essential to drink, even during short races, in order to maintain performance levels (see chapter 5). 5. Circuit races and criteriums from 60-100 km Circuit races over 60-100 km (37-62 mi) also fall into the long endurance III category and are usually only contested by amateurs. They are characterized by abrupt changes of race situation. The demands on the cyclist vary greatly according to his ability, so that for example a rider in the pack may ride a less intensive race than one in the lead or in breakaway groups.

Cycle tours These races place varying demands on the cyclist, ranging from a race simulation over a time trial to a relaxed training ride in the basic endurance zone, and course distances can vary from 40-200 km (25-124 mi), depending on the cyclist’s fitness and objectives. Such a wide range makes it impossible to give a specific demand profile so that the interested reader can evaluate himself and take a look at the corresponding race type (distance) that most closely matches his cycle tour. 2.

3 hr, 4 hr, 5 hr, 1 hr CT) during the competition phase ideally from Tuesday to Thursday if weekends are race-free, or in the preparation phase from Friday to Sunday. Organization type Training alone is the most effective; monitor intensity via heart rate; change leader frequently in group training in order to maintain constant intensity (1-2 min). Tips Try to determine individual heart rate values via performance testing, if possible do not train above 150 bpm, a range of about 20 bpm. is optimal, speed is not a monitoring parameter.

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