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Distance Training for Beginners

2017-02-02T17:53:26-08:00

by Janice Tower Janice Tower is a licensed USA Cycling Level 2 coach and coaches professionally for Carmichael Training Systems. She is the director of Mighty Bikes, a mountain biking program for children ages 8 to 18. For more information on developing junior riders, contact Janice at jtower @ alaska.com or visit www.mightybikes.org. Introduction Leslie, an effervescent lady in her middle years, spun smoothly in the Ronsse Velogarage one frigid Alaska day. Leslie unwittingly rode about two thirds of an indoor century. She cheerfully dismounted when her allotted time was up, tucked her bike under one arm, trainer under the [...]

Distance Training for Beginners2017-02-02T17:53:26-08:00

Recovery for Long-Distance Cyclists – Part 2

2017-02-02T17:30:15-08:00

Sports nutrition for optimal muscle recovery, applied to typical long-distance events by Ed Burke, Ph.D. and John Hughes John Hughes is a former director of the WUCA, an NSCA certified personal trainer and a USA Cycling coach. Learn about Hughes’ coaching at coach-hughes.com See part 1 Introduction Long-distance cyclists place great demands on their bodies, by virtue of all the miles in the saddle. And we love it! But it comes with an "ouch factor" - fatigue and muscle soreness. One of the keys to our sport is effective recovery - getting over the ouch - whether we are participating [...]

Recovery for Long-Distance Cyclists – Part 22017-02-02T17:30:15-08:00

Recovery for Long-Distance Cyclists – Part 1

2017-02-02T17:28:19-08:00

Sports nutrition for optimal muscle recovery, applied to typical long-distance events by Ed Burke, Ph.D. and John Hughes John Hughes is a former director of the WUCA, an NSCA certified personal trainer and a USA Cycling coach. Learn about Hughes’ coaching at coach-hughes.com See part 2 Introduction Long-distance cyclists love to ride all day and then get up the next morning to ride many more miles. Ultra competitors may only get a few hours sleep between long days of riding. Long-distance cyclists, because of all the miles on the bike, place more stress on their bodies than most athletes. At [...]

Recovery for Long-Distance Cyclists – Part 12017-02-02T17:28:19-08:00

Indoor Training – Part 2

2017-02-02T17:22:51-08:00

The training program for indoor conditions. by Joshua "Too Tall" Simonds Joshua Simonds races tandems and is a veteran of PBP. He set a tandem course record at Calvin's Challenge this year. When not on the bike, he's a computer wank, cycling coach, massage therapist, natural cosmetic manufacturer & retailer and essential oil & sports supplement supplier living in Washington, D.C. Indoor Cycle Training:     Part 1    PART 2     Indoor Challenge Introduction Old man winter has been kind to us Easterners thus far. Mild temperatures and very little ice on the roads are reason enough to throw on the woolies [...]

Indoor Training – Part 22017-02-02T17:22:51-08:00

Indoor Training – Part 1

2017-02-02T17:36:33-08:00

The training program for indoor conditions. by Joshua "Too Tall" Simonds Joshua Simonds races tandems and is a veteran of PBP. He set a tandem course record at Calvin's Challenge this year. When not on the bike, he's a computer wank, cycling coach, massage therapist, natural cosmetic manufacturer & retailer and essential oil & sports supplement supplier living in Washington, D.C. Indoor Cycle Training:     PART 1     Part 2     Indoor Challenge Introduction One sure thing lets me know that fall weather is fast approaching the Washington, D.C. area. My wife has just dropped a gentle hint for me [...]

Indoor Training – Part 12017-02-02T17:36:33-08:00

Intensity Training for Ultra Racers

2017-02-02T17:49:36-08:00

Interval training works. Bicycle racers have been doing interval training for decades, and hard training benefits long distance riders, too. Penseyres did a lot of interval training in 1986, when he set the solo RAAM speed record and again in '95 when he set the RAAM 50+ Team record. by Pete Penseyres Pete Penseyres won the Race Across America twice (1984 and 1986), holds the RAAM men's average speed record of 15.40 mph (1986), with Lon Haldeman holds the tandem transcontinental record (1987, 7d 14h 55m), was a member of Team Lightning that won HPV RAAM (1989, 5d 1h 8m), [...]

Intensity Training for Ultra Racers2017-02-02T17:49:36-08:00

Training for 12 and 24 Hour Ultra Races – Part 2

2017-02-02T17:51:16-08:00

How to train for a season of 12 and 24 hour bicycle races by Merry Vander Linden Merry Vander Linden is one of the most experienced ultra time trial racers in the country. In 2000 she took second in her age division at the WUCA 24 Hour race and she finished P-B-P in 1999. See also part 1 Introduction Welcome back first year long distance racers. By now you have nearly completed the first two phases of our four part training plan for a three race season. The first or base phase employed a weekly formula of two moderately paced [...]

Training for 12 and 24 Hour Ultra Races – Part 22017-02-02T17:51:16-08:00

Training for 12 and 24 Hour Ultra Races – Part 1

2017-02-02T17:52:31-08:00

How to train for a season of 12 and 24 hour bicycle races by Merry Vander Linden Merry Vander Linden is one of the most experienced ultra time trial racers in the country. In 2000 she took second in her age division at the WUCA 24 Hour race and she finished P-B-P in 1999. See also part 2 Introduction So you've decided this is the year to try your hand at 12 and 24 hour ultra racing. Good for you! It's a marvelous sport, guaranteed to put some spice in the cycling season, and you will meet some strange and [...]

Training for 12 and 24 Hour Ultra Races – Part 12017-02-02T17:52:31-08:00

Your First 24 Hour Ultra Race

2017-02-02T17:52:06-08:00

"Competition, ambition and experience kept me in the race throughout the day and night. And staying on the bike and in the race is the only way to do well in an ultra cycling race." by Lisa Marie Dougherty Lisa Marie Dougherty has been a serious bicycle racer since 1994. She is a licensed USCF racer (Women's Category 2). As a ultra marathon cycling racer, she qualified for the Race Across America in 1996 after completing the Bicycle Across Missouri race in under 50 hours. She has won the World UltraCycling Association's 24 Hour Championship race three times. She is [...]

Your First 24 Hour Ultra Race2017-02-02T17:52:06-08:00

Articles

2018-10-24T13:56:11-07:00

Ultra Cycling articles on nutrition, equipment and training. The intention is to have some fresh member only content here. Watch this space as this develops. If you are interested in writing an article for the WUCA, please Contact Webmaster. Legacy articles: Ultra Cycling Equipment Choosing an Ultra Bike (Lon Haldeman) Andy Pruitt on Bike Fit (John Hughes) Ultra Cycling Nutrition Eating For a Century, Brevet or Double Century -- Food to eat for a big event (Susan Barr) Nutrition for a Century or Double -- Daily nutrition is as important as training (Jenny Hegman) Eating for Endurance -- Ten Mantras for Endurance Cyclists (Susan Barr) Fueling for Endurance -- Ten [...]

Articles2018-10-24T13:56:11-07:00
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