A couple of things for today…
With just four weeks left till March, we’re upon the home stretch to spring. Now is the time to hit that last gear on the trainer so by the time the weather breaks, we are ready to go.
For the uninitiated, this will be a tough gear to get around. Done correctly, your legs muscles should burn a bit. Don’t start out your ride in the 52/11 gear. Start out in 52/12 or 13. Upshift a gear every five minutes until you run out.
The next day will be an easy day. 52/13. The day after, an intermediate day, 52/12. The third day, hit it hard. Five minutes in 52/12, then upshift to your last gear. Stay in your last gear till you can’t take it anymore and downshift one gear. Once you’ve recovered, right back to the big dog.
By the end of the month, you’ll be ready to go, cruising in that hardest gear the whole ride. And you’ll be in your best spring shape ever.
If you can’t get to that last gear, don’t fret. Use the hardest gear you can get around once you’ve built up some pedal momentum.
Friends, it’s worth it. Being in great shape going into spring is wonderful to experience. The wind will still bite, and all of the cold weather gear will still slow you down, but you’ll know you did well over the winter when you throw your leg over the top tube.
Ride hard, my friends. We’re almost there!