Tuesday, March 9, 2010
To be competitive in racing you have to be in shape. Winter is a good time to work out for me. It is the off season for racing and I don’t usually ride in the snow.
Couple of friends and I work out together to make it more fun, plus when you are lifting you need a spotter. Throughout the week we would lift Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Lifting we did:
We also done agilities and jumped up on boxes to work more on are legs.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we would run or ride bicycles. If we ran we would usually run about 3 or four miles. If we rode bikes we would ride about 15 miles.
When it was getting closer to summer we would start riding every day. I have a track about 5 miles long through the woods behind my house. Everyone would come out and we would have hour long races and push each other so we could get better. We would find the biggest hill and practice hill climbing for awhile.
When the racing season comes up we are in shape and ready. During the weekends we would race and the weeks we would still train. Not as much so we wouldn’t be sore for the race, but just enough to wear you can feel that you are getting a good workout.
Eating is a big part of training. You have to eat healthy and make shore you get enough to drink so you don’t get dehydrated during the race. I try to drink about a gallon of water every day to keep hydrated.
In the morning before the race I eat a banana so I don’t cramp up and try to drink a gallon of water. I also eat other things like protein bars and other healthy snacks before a race.