No matter whether mountain bikers or road riders, cyclists are often their own worst enemies when it comes to training. Too much of one thing or too little of another can undermine all of your hard efforts. Repair your routine and get back on track by eliminating these ten common mistakes.
#1 Ignoring Sleep
When you train hard, your body needs some downtime to recover. Remember, it is not the training and tearing of muscle that makes you stronger, it is the rebuilding of that tissue to handle the greater stress that provides the improvement. Sleep is where that happens.