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Feel good midsummer

You’ve ridden a bunch of miles, and perhaps even some races or events. The biggest mistake people make this time of year is not taking a recovery week. 41 more words

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Injuries

Back off at the first sign of injury. Three to five days off the bike is better than missing a month or two. Take regular rest days.

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Strong abdominal and trunk muscles

Cycling requires strong abdominal and trunk muscles, but doesn’t work them as much as other activities. So core cross-training is very important.

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Dairy makes a good diet better

Milk added to whole grain breakfast cereal, yogurt mixed with fresh fruits and nuts, kefir blended into pancake batter, or Greek-style yogurt stirred into soup. One cup of dairy contains 30 percent of your daily calcium and vitamin D needs, 25 percent of the daily value of riboflavin (a vitamin essential for the growth and repair of body tissues), and more than 10 percent of your daily potassium requirements.

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Rely on your front brakes

Shoot for 60 percent of your braking power up front, and you you have a smooth controlled stop.

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Be prepared to scrap your plan

You’re scheduled for 20 minutes of pyramid intervals, but your legs feel like you spent the last few days constructing a real pyramid. Spin today. Hit it hard tomorrow instead. 11 more words

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Accelerate over the top of hills

To maintain your speed, you want to push rather than coast when you get to the top. — Neal Henderson, of Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.

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