Sorry folks, no time to record a new episode tonight so I'll repost the interview with Martin Fernandez, mountain bike guidebook author and creator of www.bestridesdc.com. Enjoy!
Today I'm broadcasting from Cape May NJ, where we are preparing to shoot photos of North America's largest migration of hawks, falcons, and other birds as they move south. I cover how to find your maximum heart rate, why it may be important, and then do a bit of intro to periodized training cycles. I also rant about the militarization of police and their intimidating vehicles.
My old friend Rob Raker visits the studio. He listens to me rant about exercise bike design, bad tube patch kits, and we compare our experience trading bikes on the Bear Creek Trail in Morrison Colorado.
Today I correct a mistake I made in talking about heart rate zone training. As part of a series starting with this episode I'm talking about training, today I talked about Zone 1 and it's importance, as well as recovery rides.
My main resource for training comes from a climbing training book, because I believe the cardio loads, and full body fitness requirements are very similar to high performance alpine rock and ice climbing: Long days where endurance and strength are tested in critical situations. Here's the book:
Local fast rider and strength training instructor Mark Zaragoza visited the studio to talk about Crossfit and weight training and why it is important for mountain biking. Mark was a certified Crossfit instructor for five years and experienced endurance athlete, as well as a Shenandoah Mountain 100 finisher and ambassador for Bike Pro Shop in Alexandria. Enjoy!
A few life rants on Verizon, bad milkshakes, plastic beer mugs, then I break down a New York Times Travel article by John O'Connor. They had a fascinating adventure and while perhaps a bit underprepared and underskilled, but at some level, aren't we all?
I break down what can go wrong at a bike shop, and why learning to do your own maintenance is important.