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Top-10 tips to prepare for a long race (other than fitness)

Top-10 tips to prepare for a long race (other than fitness)

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You’re sitting in front of your computer one evening feeling a mix of excitement, nervousness, and fear. Your friend convinced you to sign up for a big endurance event and you’re just not quite sure, but then you do it. You click ‘Register.’ Now what?

For the next couple of weeks or months you put in the best training that your schedule allows. Maybe you feel like you’ve nailed every workout, or maybe you feel like you’ve fallen short of the goal. Perhaps you’ve trained with lots of long hours or maybe you targeted this endurance event using lots of shorter rides. Regardless of your approach, there are several things you can do in the final weeks leading up to your event that will likely be the make it or break it out on course.

Here are the 10 things you need to prepare for a long race, other than fitness: Maps

Before your event, download the route onto your cycling computer. Some events require this, others just highly recommend it. While most of the time you can get away with following course signs and other competitors there may be a time in a long event in which the course signs are misplaced or few and far between and you find yourself on a solo mission. You’ll be very thankful for the added reassurance […]

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