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8. During the week before a race go caffeine 'cold turkey'. This should increase the benefit from caffeine on the day! If using a caffeine gel, take it after the swim. There is enough stress and emotion in the water to see you through. The bike and run...
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7. Grease your bearings! To keep your bike in tip top condition make sure you get the main bearings cleaned and re-greased at least once every 1000 miles if not more during the wet winter months. These include front and rear hubs, headset and possible the bottom bracket....
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5. Hours and hours of training will not increase your fitness. It is the recovery afterwards that makes you fitter. REMEMBER, always allow recovery periods in your training regime. Training = Fatigue Recovery from Fatigue = Fitness
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4. Attaching your race number to a race belt creates less drag than pinning it at the four corners. Why? Pinning in the corners or using two race belts creates a parachute effect which catches the air. It is better to have the number flapping around as this...
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3.If using Bananas as an energy food during training try and eat them when they are really ripe. 'Green' bananas have higher GI and can be harder to digest.
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2.If you suffer with Hayfever, try eating locally sourced honey during the spring and summer. It contains pollen which may help reduce your body's reaction to it.
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1.When changing your inner tube or tub, inflate the tube slightly before fitting to help the tube and tyre go together. This is especially relevant when you are inflating a tyre using a Co2 capsule.
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