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What are Signs I’m Starting Too Fast on Bike Climbs?

Often, the biggest mistake we make on bike climbs is a result of feeling great. Our legs are feeling fresh, and we feel invincible. This leads us to go too hard too fast. We are at the bottom of a significant climb and, because we’re too fired up, we’re hammering away at our pedals at a pace that is not sustainable.  How do you know you’re starting too fast, though? Signs You’re Starting Too Fast You’re generating more lactic acid than you can use – Your muscles are beginning to ache, burn, and cramp. This painful experience comes from lactic acid buildup in your bloodstream, and it’s caused by using up oxygen faster than you can replenish it. Your body is telling you to slow down and pace yourself. If you don’t listen, your symptoms will only get worse. You can’t speak in short phrases – When you’re on a…
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