It seems like winter keep creeping back into a few parts of the continent this year, but don’t let Mother Nature’s indecision deter you from getting outside on two wheels. Wet weather isn’t any reason to stay indoors; it just requires a little extra effort in getting dressed to keep yourself warm and dry.
With warmer weather slowly creeping into sight, you undoubtedly are getting excited to get out on the road and begin pedaling with a fury. But wait! Even though you may be tempted to give every workout your all, remember that long slow distance (also known as LSD or base training) is just as important as speed work. Base training is the foundation upon which all of your cycling fitness rests.
It’s more than likely that you’ve noticed the lean physiques of professional cyclists. But, did it occur to you that that isn’t just the product of a lean diet and riding? Most professional cyclists use weight training as an integral part of their training plans to increase their power to weight ratio.