• May 03, 2015

    RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

    When reading about improving cycling fitness, you may see the terms used to describe how to train: Frequency, Intensity and Duration, or Time (sometimes referred to as FIT). These are the three components that make up the total amount of training that you do.

  • April 06, 2015

    RAGBRAI Training: 2015 RAGBRAI Training Plan

    Spring is here and it is time to get serious about your preparation for RAGBRAI. It is a mere 15 weeks away so it is time to start building your miles and fitness. During the past few years, I have shared a basic training outline to give you an idea of the amount of riding you should consider doing to be fully ready to tackle RAGBRAI.

  • February 25, 2015

    RAGBRAI Training: Get Out (or Stay In) and Ride!

    RAGBRAI XLIII is still five months away but that is no reason not to think about getting on your bike and starting your preparation. I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but if you are fortunate enough to live where it is warm right now and can ride outside, go for it.

  • January 28, 2015

    RAGBRAI Training: Gear Up Now for Another Fun and Successful RAGBRAI in 2015!

    Once again Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips to help you prepare for a successful and fun RAGBRAI. Regardless of your goals, whether to ride the entire route or just do some of it, hopefully I will be able to provide some useful information to help you prepare. The two most important things about making RAGBRAI successful is to have fun and to finish it safe and sound. I will address issues related to this all season.

  • July 29, 2014

    RAGBRAI Training: Don’t put your bike away now!

    Well, another RAGBRAI is done and in the books. I hope you enjoyed yourself and I also hope this blogs gave you some advice that helped you prepare adequately for the ride. This is a follow up blog to get you thinking about what to do with your new found fitness.

  • July 14, 2014

    RAGBRAI Training: Final Words of Advice for a Successful and Fun RAGBRAI

    This is it, the final week heading into RAGBRAI XLII. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride next week.

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