Time to apply the brakes

Time to apply the brakes

Originally Published: July 26, 2011
By Kathryn Bertine

In July, while the best male cyclists in the world are busting their butts in the Tour de France, I partake in a somewhat different event: the Tour de Eh. As in, "Maybe I'll ride today. Eh, maybe not." Strangely, this is an integral part of my Olympic training plan.

In a sport like cycling, where an elite race season often lasts 10 months, the body is prone to fatigue. Over the past five years, I kept a close eye on my training and race patterns, and I discovered July ...

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