Classic organized rides offer 30 to 60 kilometres routes. Long distance generally implies routes with 7 to 10 hours in the saddle, more even sometimes. The difficulty is the distance and inclines of the terrain. How can you hold the distance and at the same time read the soil? Follow our advice to manage the distance and enjoy the event.
A trail requires specific and meticulous training, and even more so when it's an ultra-trail. Kilian Jornet, the first trail runner to have won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc three times, gives us his advice on how to optimize your preparation for a long-distance trail.
During training, as when participating in a race, hydration is a determining factor in managing your effort well. Often neglected, it can be the cause of muscle pains, a decrease in alertness and in your muscle strength..or even heat stroke. Follow the advice of our dietician so that you wont neglect this crucial element in your performance.
Riding in the sun isn't easy and your body needs to adapt. The cyclist who is particularly exposed must be protected from the burning sun which can have serious consequences on the group. Here are some ground rules for cycling serenely this summer.