Proper training is the key to experiencing joy while participating in any athletic event. Each feat requires a different set of physical, physiological, and mental skills – a training program for swimming or boxing will be quite different from one designed to improve your baseball skills. Also remember this bike tip – road cycling requires a high amount of endurance cycling training before one can successfully tackle a 545 mile, 7 day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles – SO START PEDALING !! [And don't forget to cross train].
Check out how California AIDS Ride / AIDS/Lifecycle Cyclist, Tony Eason strengthens his muscles & prepares his body for his 16th, 545 mile, bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.