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Executing your first solo, part 3 (pits, chammies, the run)

Yuri: How long were your pit stops? Dave: They’ve been all over the map.¬† At 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, they varied between 0 and 5 minutes, probably averaged about 1-2 minutes – except for the 8 hour forced stop ūüôĀ¬† Moab was similar, quick stops throughout.¬† Competition was really tight and strong; I was motivated to hustle them…

Executing your first 24 solo, part 2 (lights)

Pivvay (Chris) has done a great write-up on DIY LED lighting.¬† It’s a bit of work and no guarantees you will have light out in the boonies, but check it out:¬† http://slipangles.blogspot.com/2006/03/geek-this.html. Yuri: How many lighting systems should I have and, do you wear a system on your helmet as well? Dave: Great question.¬† 24’s can be won and lost…

Executing your first 24 solo, part 1 (nutrition)

A long time racing bud, Yuri, shot me an email the other day with a great set of questions on how to make his first 24 hour solo¬†mountain¬†bike race attempt a success.¬† It seemed like a great thing to share here…so here we go.¬† Don’t worry Yuri, I’ll send you a few top secret details off-line ūüôā First of all,…

Training data for mountain bikers

It’s all about the details – and with power meters, GPS, HRMs, altimeters, weather conditions, workout¬† PE, dietary issues,¬† non-training related stress (and many others)¬†there are a lot of them! Coaching is an iterative process.¬† As your coach, we need to know how you are doing on a daily basis.¬† An athletes response to training stress can be generalized, but…