BayCare Clinic Century: Enjoy your workout
Thursday, March 9, 2017
As you train for the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore cycling tour, don’t let it become a drag.
Though the ride day – Saturday, June 3 – seems far away, it’ll be here soon enough. Until then, keep your indoor – and, eventually, outdoor – workouts enjoyable and comfortable.
- Work out with others, either in a class or with friends. That makes it more fun.
- Don’t sit on the bike for too long during the first few weeks of training. Change it up. Alternate workout days between riding and another form of aerobic exercise – walking, jogging, running or working on an elliptical trainer. Work your way up to spending more time on the bike.
- If you’re joining a spin class, get there early on the first day. The instructor will properly fit you to the spin bike.
- Likewise, make sure any bike you’re riding outdoors is properly set up for you. That will ensure more efficient pedaling and be easier on your body.
- Padded bike shorts are great for protecting your soft tissue – yeah, your butt – and for providing comfort during and after a ride. They’re available at cycling and sporting goods stores, and online.
- For further comfort during and after long rides, look into anti-chafing products to protect your skin. These also are available at cycling stores and online.
Source: Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine
Once April arrives, follow our eight-week training calendar, which is customized for each of our three courses. It’ll take you right up to ride day.
The BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore ride offers scenic 20-, 60- and 100-mile courses through Brown, Kewaunee and Door counties for riders of all ages and skill levels. Registration is open.
The ride is sponsored by the BayCare Clinic Foundation and is part of the BayCare Clinic Bikes fitness and wellness initiative. BayCare Clinic Bikes promotes bicycling as a healthy, family-friendly activity. Efforts are aimed toward increasing bicycling and advocating for bicycling safety throughout northeastern Wisconsin.
All proceeds from the ride will go to the BayCare Clinic Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which supports causes and organizations that promote improved health and livelihood in northeastern Wisconsin.