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MS 150

Monday, April 30, 2012

Yes! This is me doing the MS 150 from Houston to Austin. I was wiped out from the event. I made it to La Grange and that was it. My son, Stephen also did the ride with me. He had stomach cramps on Sunday and we decided to call it quits.

I am glad I did this ride, and I want to do it again next year! I learned a few things:

I need to learn how to change gears a little more smoothly.
I need to learn how to do hills.
I need to ride with more confidence at home!

If there is someone out there that can give me tips on how to do these things, It would be great! I look forward to hearing from you.
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  • BILL60
    Okay, I've done the San Antonio MS 150 several times and do century rides often. To get better you have to ride. To get better at climbing hills, you have to train on hills. So, I would recommend that for 4 weeks you do 5 hill repeats (short hills at first that last 1 minute) once weekly and 5 speed intervals (also 1 minute) also once weekly. Once weekly you do a long ride. On the 5th week, you ride nice and easy.
    Your schedule should look like this:
    Mon - Easy Ride
    Tues - Hill Repeats
    Wed - Easy Ride
    Thurs - Speed Intervals
    Fri - Easy Ride
    Sat - Long Ride
    Sun - Rest or Easy Ride

    Adjust the number and length of your repeats/intervals/long rides every 4 weeks.

    I've followed this schedule for years and it works for me. Good Luck.
    2182 days ago
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