Tip 9 for Cycling a Century (100 miles) on Your Bicycle

Monitor physical exertion to avoid fatigue. I use a heart rate monitor to keep my heart rate from creeping up and ultimately overexerting myself. If I see my heart rate is getting too high, I take steps to lower it before I fatigue.

I’ve talked about this in detail in a series of blogs on How I Eliminated My Leg Cramps. See the following posts for more details.

Judging My Physical Exertion,
Knowing My Maximum Heart Rate and
Lowering My Heart Rate

Ken Whittaker


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