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Pedal Stroke(2 posts)

Pedal StrokeBhamBike
Jul 21, 2003 8:38 PM
I am training for a sprint tri in August riding on a Cannondale R600. To save my legs for the run, I have been analyzing my pedal stroke lately to make it as smooth and relaxed as possible. On the downstroke should I be pointing my toes at the very bottom? Any other thoughts or recommendations?
what works for you!andy02
Jul 22, 2003 5:31 AM
Your pedal stroke will come with about 5000 miles or so. If you you were doing a ironman I would say you might need to be able to change position a little bit to rest (it works for some). But for a sprint you need to ride one or two long (40+ I like 60) rides pre week, speed work, and YOU NEED TO RUN!! And do track work for running. See runners world for 5K training and add that to your cycling and swiming. You should aim for around an hour or a little over for your first tri. Don't forget to test your transition area set up and do a brick or two. It is over fast so don't worry too much about little things.