Cycling is becoming a trendy sports activity in the country today. Celebrities,athletes, and average workers alike can be easily seen enjoying their respective cycling activities. Add to that the several cycling events organized around the town, making it even more popular among the communities. A number of Cycling Marathons for instance commence the moment winter ends. These marathons have attracted veterans and amateurs alike to participate.
If you are planning to be part of these cycling marathons next year, this time is a good time to do necessary preparations for this once in a lifetime biking experience.
Cycling may seem like an easy task, considering that you’ve been doing it regularly. However, joining a marathon for the first time requires a special training to ensure the cyclists’ safety throughout the entire biking course. An entire marathon may be as long as 100 miles, so below are some of the crucial preparations you have to make:
-Have your bike checked
Brakes, tires, pedals, screws. There are just too many things to check, and It’s easy to miss a lot of details if you check something you’ve always had. For a marathon, make sure to have your bike checked with a specialist to ensure that it is in the best condition to sustain the entire cycling duration. After the check, it is also crucial for you to find your comfort level with your bike.
– Beef up your physical training
You may be working out or cycling regularly. However, in order to achieve an optimum performance during a marathon, you may want to level up with your daily exercise routine. Specifically focus on arm and leg endurance, to prevent it from burning or weakening way too early into the marathon.
– Get complete gears and kits
Safety and back up plans are also essential aspects of a memorable and successful marathon. With this, make sure to be equipped with all the cycling gears from the head gear to knee pads. Cyclist may have their respective preference when it comes to back up kits but there are actually available multi-tool kits that are already good enough to cover you the entire marathon.
Few more months before the next cycling marathon season, which means lots of time to prepare, as well. Don’t let the cold weather prevent you from doing necessary preparations. Keep going and spinning.