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Tackling Big Miles on Dirt: Gravel Grinder Preparation
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Tackling Big Miles on Dirt: Gravel Grinder Preparation

Gravel Grinders by definition are meant to be tough.

The long miles, big days in the saddle, and often-brutal terrain can break down even the most seasoned rider. So, what do you need to do to prepare if this sounds like fun to you? The training for a Gravel Race should be approached differently than your typical road Century or Gran Fondo.

These are the things you should keep in mind to get Grinder Ready in 3 months!

 
Mental Preparedness and Go-to Workouts For Indoor Riding
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Mental Preparedness And Go-to Workouts For Indoor Riding

Whether you’re in an area where there is still snow or you’re still running out of daylight in the evenings, it’s still the time of year when many athletes shift some of their training indoors.

No matter if you’re using a stationary trainer, rollers, or a spin bike, these indoor sessions can be a great way to keep your fitness and motivation high during the winter months.

Here's some great sessions to maximise your time and workouts.

 
Getting Fit and Prepared for Fondo Season
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Whether your goal is to ride your first Gran Fondo or you’re choosing from the ever-growing list of challenging gravel grinders, now is the time to begin your training!

Having ample time for preparation is critical to ensuring a successful race and riding season. There are several components that aid in a proper build up to your first event of the season. Having a solid foundation or base, focus on anaerobic fitness, and course race-specific training are all a part of a well-rounded training plan.

You can ensure success if you allow yourself plenty of time, and follow these basic guidelines.

 
Tips for Riding Your First Century
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Tips for Riding Your First Century

So you've been riding a little or a lot and youve decided to ride your first ride of 100 miles - your first century. Anyone can do a century. It takes a little determination and with proper preparation can be relatively painless and quite enjoyable.

There are many people who believe that you can ride far less than this and still complete the ride. Riders who can't find time during the week can do moderate length rides on weekends and still have hopes of completing a century.