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How to Get Faster


Do you feel like you’re the sluggish one in the group? It’s not necessarily your fault. Simply pushing yourself harder isn’t necessarily the answer. Stomping harder on the pedals definitely isn’t the answer. You need a more methodical approach.

Life shouldn’t have to be a race, so there’s no reason to go faster if you don’t WANT to. But if you have been hoping to increase your speed and efficiency, go for it. Reaching a milestone goal can be extremely rewarding and a fun way to mix up your rides.

Bicycling Magazine has some good tips.

“Research shows that people who are rewarded for their efforts stay more motivated. The key is to establish what experts call SMART goals—that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Each small SMART goal acts as a stepping stone toward major long-term success.”


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