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How to Train for a Bike Race

Learn how to train for a bike race from racer Alexander Barouh in this Howcast road cycling video.


So, training for road races is a pretty complex idea. The most important thing you want to do, though, is continuously put in miles. Say your road race is 60 miles long, you want to be replicating that sort of effort, multiple times a week. At least two or three times a week. You should look at if there's long climbs, there's long descents, if there's a lot of wind. And you want to take that into account when you're training. Make sure that you are properly eating during your training rides. Make sure you would replicate the sort of efforts that you would be doing in these sort of races. Good ideas are doing interval training. Interval training is when you do multiple sets of efforts, and then recover, and repeat that over and over again. And those are some things to keep in mind when preparing for a road race.

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