There are a few ways that you can instantly go faster and a few that need a bit more practice and patience. Whatever your starting speed, follow these tips to see your average increase
And remember, riding is meant to be fun. Everybody started riding their bike because they enjoy it.
1. Ride with others
You can save around 30 per cent in energy when sharing the work and drafting in a group.
Riding with others will also encourage you to lift your effort level, trying to keep up with someone a bit faster than you will help increase your average and help build your fitness for future rides.
Interval training is a great way to make yourself work hard while keeping things mentally manageable. Interval training allows you to cycle for short bursts at speeds above your usual average pace and then slow down and recover before going fast again. When you’re working at high intensities it’s tough on the body but even harder on the mind, and forcing yourself to keep going can be very difficult. So splitting the work up into chunks with rest in between will help you to keep going.
3. Tighter clothing
The material is designed to wick away heat and sweat, keeping you cool and dry, which makes it far less tiring to ride, while loose baggy clothing adds a lot of drag, which will definitely slow you down. Look for slim-fitting garments and do away with any flapping tops. Do zips up if you want to go faster.
4. Wind resistance
The simplest of all is to slightly lower your body position on the bike. Instead of sitting up straight in the saddle and catching a lot of wind, try lowering your body closer to the bars by bending and tucking in your elbows. You’ll immediately feel a difference
Nothing will slow you down more than dehydration and/or glycogen depletion.
Employing optimal hydration and refueling practices before, during and after training will allow you to train at maximal levels. Studies at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sports Nutrition Laboratory demonstrates that honey is a carbohydrate option for athletes based on its low glycemic index, positive metabolic response, and effective energy production. These results are great news for athletes or anyone looking for a natural, convenient energy boost. Honey and commercial energy drinks and gels offer very similar amounts of carbohydrate. However, energy drinks and gels can contain artificial preservatives, colorings and sweeteners, and miss out on honey's vitamin and mineral content.
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