Chris Carmichael visits TBL Reston for Tour de Cure

Chris Carmichael with the crew at The Bike Lane Reston.  We love Chris's shirt - Eat Sleep Ride shirt!

Chris Carmichael with the crew at The Bike Lane Reston. We love Chris’s shirt – Eat Sleep Ride shirt!

World renowned cycling coach Chris Carmichael visited the TBL crew in Reston on Saturday, Sept. 7 to meet and greet the staff and riders who were preparing for the next day’s 20-mile Tour de Cure Executive Ride.  Chris gave some great tips to the riders and posed for about a hundred photos with his fans.

The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events in 44 states nationwide that benefit the American Diabetes Association. Here are three of his training tips for both beginner and experienced cyclists:

1. Aim for 3-5 training rides a week. Include at least one longer ride each week to build endurance and condition your body to sitting in the saddle for longer periods.

2. Recover between training rides. Recovery is essential to improvement.

3. Hydrate throughout the day. Hydrating is a slower process than replenishing energy, and drinking a lot of fluid all at once just stimulates your desire to visit the bathroom. The most effective method is to increase your total intake throughout the day and during exercise.

For more training tips from Chris Carmichael, go to trainright.com

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