Negative is Positive

Despite good intentions, you may find it hard to control the pace when riding a long event such as a half century, metric or full century. For one thing, you're amped up. For another, when brisk pacelines pass it's tempting to jump on. A good defense is to schedule a negative split. This means riding the last half of the distance faster than the first half. It's an effective way to manage early energy and give a much better chance of finishing strong. When resisting going with the rabbits and stick to your personal pace, looking forward to reeling in many of those riders before the end.

at Thursday, May 01, 2008  


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