June is finally here! Welcoming the summer months also means riding in hotter temperatures. As the weather improves, it makes it easier to increase your mileage and saddle time. Yet, to the unprepared cyclist, riding longer in hotter weather can be counterproductive to training.
Over enthusiastic riders may take on too much, suffer from improper fueling, and maybe even fatigue from not having a properly fit bike or the ideal bike parts for the ride planned. The best approach is to ease into the summer riding months and aim to balance nutrition, hydration, recovery along with the increased mileage and intensity.
Not sure how to do it? Well, at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we’ve got you covered. Read our favorite posts to optimize recovery, avoid heat stress and unnecessary fatigue, and actually train effectively in the warmer temps.
- Keys to a Successful Cycling Race: Think Smart, Eat Smart
- Our Favorite Nutritional Products to Avoid Muscle Cramps
- On Bike Nutrition: It’s Different for Girls
- How to Dial in Your Race Day Nutrition Needs
- Why Our New POC Cycling Gear Makes You a Better Rider
There are lots of resources online for you to learn about recovery best-practices and get the fuel and equipment you need for adequate recovery. Bikeparts.com has lots of different types of nutritional supplements all in one place as well as bikes, bike parts, cycling accessories, and cycling apparel that can help you with your recovery training. And if you just want to talk to an expert, stop into Peak Cycles in Golden, CO to talk to one of our competitive cyclists. Have fun with your summer training!