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5 Mar

2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

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Here's Coach David Ertl's annual training plan for RAGBRAI, back by popular demand. This simple yet effective training plan outline has proven to be popular with you riders over ...

3 Mar

RAGBRAI Maps and Training Plan to be Released Starting this Weekend

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The full route, along with roads and pass-through towns will be released starting this weekend.  A complete training plan for RAGBRAI from Coach David Ertl will also be released on ...

10 Feb

David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

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Here it is 2016 and the RAGBRAI XLIV route has been announced. Once again, I’ll be back as your RAGBRAI online coach to help answer your questions and help ...

7 Aug

RAGBRAI Training: Reflections on RAGBRAI from a Training Perspective

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RAGBRAI is over for another year. Congratulations on riding more than 400 miles in one week (or however many miles you rode). Not many people ever ride their ...

16 Jul

RAGBRAI Training: Some Final Thoughts Prior to RAGBRAI

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Here you are, on the verge of embarking on RAGBRAI. Here are a few tips to consider for this final week to ensure that you have a great ride ...

29 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Heat and Humidity

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In the past couple of blogs I’ve been dealing with the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI. This blog covers the final two, Heat and Humidity. I will deal with these together ...

15 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills

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Here is the next installment of Coach David Ertl's series on the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI: Headwinds, Hills, Heat and Humidity. This week he focuses on Hills and how you ...

8 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: The 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Headwinds

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In my last blog, I discussed the 4 H’s of RAGBRAI – Hills, Headwinds, Heat and Humidity. This time I am going to focus on Headwinds and how you ...

15 May

RAGBRAI Training: The 4H’s of RAGBRAI

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This year's RAGBRAI goes through north-central Iowa, somewhat south of Clarion, Iowa. One of Clarion's claims to fame is that it is the birthplace of the 4-H symbol. ...

3 May

RAGBRAI Training: Focus on Duration and Frequency of Riding

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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). ...