ASK RIDE…Do pros take a break on their rides?
Do the pros take breaks on their training rides?
Troy CollettRevenue, SA
There’s really only one kind of break on a training ride for with the pros…the coffee shop stop.
It can be inserted at different points in the ride given the conditions and objective.
Normally, I’d prefer for a coffee stop on the way out of town to start the ride, then just go out and get the training done uninterrupted. When its cold and gnarly out, its nice to throw it in half way…making a chance to warm up and dry off and get motivated and caffeinated for the last half of the ride.
And finally there’s the “I’m bonking” coffee stop. I’ve made this stop as close as 20 min from home. That’s a true “break” I would say, when you actually truly need to stop, go inside, rest and eat and drink something in order to continue!
Tim Duggan rides for Liquigas-Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. He also works closely with the Just Go Harder Foundation which is dedicated to providing youth with opportunities for participation and mentorship in cycling and ski racing. www.JustGoHarder.com
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