• May 18, 2016

    RAGBRAI Training: 5 Rules of Training

    I am going to let you in on a little secret. My secrets of coaching. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. But here they are.

  • April 24, 2016

    RAGBRAI Training: How Much Riding Should I Do to Prepare for RAGBRAI?

    This is probably the most common question I receive so chances are you have wondered about this as well. I’ll start by giving my standard answer. I suggest you get in about 1000 miles by the start of RAGBRAI.

  • March 09, 2016

    Hydration Tips from nuun: 5 Tips to Stay Hydrated

    Here is the first in a series of hydration tips from nuun as you prepare for RAGBRAI. nuun is the official hydration sponsor of RAGBRAI. Staying hydrated is easier said than done. it's easy to get caught up in life and forget to drink water on our rest days. these tips will help you drink more fluids.

  • March 05, 2016

    2016 RAGBRAI Annual Training Plan

    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 the years and this year you have been asking for it earlier than ever. It must the be nice weather we are having here in Iowa is occurring elsewhere and people are eager to get out and ride. That's a good sign. The earlier you start, the better.

  • March 03, 2016

    RAGBRAI Maps and Training Plan to be Released Starting this Weekend

    The full route, along with roads and pass-through towns will be released starting this weekend.  A complete training plan for RAGBRA...

  • February 10, 2016

    David Ertl Returns as RAGBRAI Training Coach!

    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 you prepare to tackle this ride.

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