When it comes to good training, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Here are five pitfalls to avoid.
Video: Top five cycling training mistakes Not resting enough
Professional riders do the hardest training in the world – they’re experts at it. But most importantly, they’re also experts at resting, and you should be too. Going out and training hard creates the stimulus for improvement in performance, but it’s during periods of rest and recovery that these improvements take place.
Many riders struggle with the idea of riding less, putting their feet up and having an easy week, worrying they might lose form. Instead they end up riding too much, going too hard too often, which eventually leads to a decrease in performance and the possibility of overtraining. So next time you finish a tough session or a hard week, make sure you rest up properly and you’ll reap the benefits in the long term.
Make your hard days hard and your easy days very easy. Too much too soon
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