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Subject: Re: Wall of Death Ride Date: 10/21/2003 10:16 AM
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Here are a few tips. First of all, definitately start in your lowest gear if that is what it takes. Upshifting because you are feeling fresh is much better then downshifting because you burn up.

For technique, slide back in the saddle and drop your heels. Sit up straight and rest the palms of your hands on the top of your handlebars. Relax your upper body and make sure you're not clenching your hands or jaw. Spin if you can, its will make it seem like you are flying instead of pushing up the hill.

Is it your legs that give out or your lungs? If your lungs are the problems, a good way to get faster on climbs is to do 6-8 minute aerobic intervals. Stay at around 85% HR for the entire duration and then recover for 5 minutes. Repeat three times twice a week. If your legs are giving out, try seated hill repeats for about 30-60 seconds in a slightly higher gear then normal. Again, do these a couple of times a week and you should see improvement. You will have to feel pain in training to beat that hill.

I hope that helps. Also, you might want to consider a 12-26 cassette to make it easier to spin up.


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