Mountain Bike Race
2 TIPS: Having tri specific clothing will keep you more comfortable and make transition times faster; apply sunscreen after your body has been marked so the numbers don't wash off.
La Ruta de los Conquistadores, 40 percent of riders don't finish. While you don't have to be an expert to compete, you should be in the shape of your life and know what climate and conditions you'll encounter (expect to slog through mud and swat at bird sized mosquitoes).
BE SURE TO: Commit. Depending on the event, you could be riding all day for seven days straight, so make sure you have the time to put in the necessary mileage in training, and be prepared for a fund raising minimum for charity rides.
NEXT LEVEL: Cross country mountain bike race
BE SURE TO: Gradually increase the duration of your longest ride in the weeks before the event, working up to three to four hours. Figure out which of your shorts best cushions your tush on a long ride, and test different foods and drinks to find out what sits most comfortably in your belly. Choose a well established 100 miler your first time out so you'll have mechanical assistance, organized food stops, plenty of company, and possibly help a good cause.
2 TIPS: If possible, preride the course so you have an idea of what to expect; speed is the goal, so if you hit a tricky section where you'd be faster walking than trying to ride, walk.
BE SURE TO: Prepare mentally, physically and mechanically. Conditions are harsh: Canada's TransRockies Challenge lasts seven days and has more than 12,000 feet of climbing, and in Costa Rica's four stage Puma Shoes Latest Design
BE SURE TO: Enter as a beginner. You may be a strong rider, but you're a first time racer. You have no experience pacing yourself on an unfamiliar loop, muscling your way through a crowd or passing that erratic, all elbows guy. Start small a race put on by a local club, for example.
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YOUR NEXT LEVEL: Off road stage race
2 TIPS: When the going gets tough, spin easier gears and faster pedal strokes are especially helpful on multiday rides when you can fall prey to knee pain or other overuse injuries; use a recovery supplement each day to help your body repair for tomorrow.
strong point, you're in luck: The bike portion of a tri comprises about half the race, timewise. If you sink Puma Roma White like a brick or run with rubber band legs, form a relay and scorch the bike leg.
NEXT LEVEL: Multiday state tours and charity rides
day, think of your 100 mile ride as five 20 mile rides. It'll seem more manageable.
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