Training Tips from Alumni

Training Tips from Alumni

  • Living in flat AZ it’s a bit of a challenge. Try to climb every hill I see and come into the event in the best, lightest possible shape.
  • I live at sea level so I can’t train for the altitude but I ride 200 miles per week and try to climb between 15k and 20k per week. I can’t prep my body for the altitude but I can prep it for climbing!
  • I climb. A lot.
  • I live in Ohio. There is no way to really train for Mt. Evans in Ohio. So, I ride every weekend 2-4 hours hard on both Saturday and Sunday. One good workout is riding 20+ miles into a headwind on flat roads.
  • The same way you get to Carnegie Hall–practice, practice, practice.
  • Go out and climb on your bike. Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable.
  • Lots of hill climbing on the road bike with mountain biking and running for cross training.
  • Long rides with lots of climbing
  • Ride uphill a lot at the pace you want to race.
  • Intervals, intervals, intervals. I usually do climbing repeats 2-3x/week during the week or 2 prior.

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