CTS Coaching Tip: What to do when you are about to get dropped

While most people shift up and mash a harder gear to try to keep up, you may want to try the opposite, especially if you know you only need to hang on for 30 to 60 seconds before the pace will get easier (like the final minute of a climb or the last 200 meters of a rolling hill). Mashing a harder gear will push your already-fatigued leg muscles past their breaking point, and even if you manage to hold on to the wheel this time, that effort may be the one that causes you to get dropped completely on the next hill. Read more at: http://bit.ly/zdpYzX

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