Lighting A Fire

Want to be fast next year? Better start now.

Conventional wisdom – and actual experts – says a base of long, steady miles in the winter will lead to a perfect launch pad of fitness in the spring. And then you can do all of your sprinty, high-end intervals, sharpen the sword and crush your opponents/riding buddies/spouses/children in the summer.

Each fall, a cyclist hoping to be competitive (or maybe even victorious?) the following summer has to ignore the natural instinct to hibernate; to eat cheese-laden soups; to say “nah, I’ll wait until it’s warmer;” to eat peppermint stick ice cream by the pint (hello, personal vice).

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