ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] speed downhill

Re: [endurance] speed downhill

Truman Prevatt (prevatt@lds.loral.com)
Sat, 2 Sep 1995 11:54:27 -0400

During season my normal training is one ride of 8 miles or so during the
week in about 45 minutes and a 18 to 25 mile ride on the weekend. That is
about all I have time for. On the long ride I do a lot of uphill galloping
and usually do an easy trot or fast walk down hills. Since most of my
training is in the sand, I do not do much down hill galloping, but I will
gallop down mild slops with good footing. During rides mild downhill
grades with good footing is where you can make good time at a very low
heart rate (horse is using very little energy). On serious down hills with
bad footing I will get off and jog down.

Basically I feel that if you have trained for it you can't ride it in a
ride. So if you make time on down hills in a ride you should train for it.

Now if it would only stop raining so I could do any riding.



The race is not always to the swift, but to those that keep running.

Truman and Mystic "The Horse from HELL" Storm

prevatt@lds.loral.com - Sarasota, Florida