mtbfool said:Where is the option for spare tire?
The idea is that my lungs are at a level that is above my legs. This is a good thing since there isn't a lot that you can do to improve your lungs, but your legs have a lot of room for growth. I didn't get into cycling that long ago, and am still fairly young, so I am counting on my legs getting better over time. So at this point, my legs are weak while my lungs can handle more stuff.Destroy said:In general: If you're only out of breath at the start or hills doesn't that mean you're not pushing hard enough or is it that your legs can't push hard enough for you to be out of breath the whole race?
Actually, in racer parlance having good or bad legs just applies to the overall feel on the bike, not really the persons legs in particular. Incidentally good bike racing fitness is a total package thing and are not really dependent on one body part more than another, how do you know it's your Lungs holding you back?Destroy said:Watched 'Off Road to Athens' and the pro's kept saying they had good or bad legs.
My legs are hardly ever an issue, it's my lungs that hold me back 99% of the time.
Which holds you back?
But the thing is my legs don't get a chance to fatigue because I am forced to slow down so I can breathe and not pass out.mtb4life45 said:aren't your lungs and legs connected, if your lungs aren't taking in enough oxygen, your legs will fatigue faster.
Don't hold your breath? Honestly, you seem to be doing something wrong or have a problem. Try turning a bigger gear to keep your heart rate lower, and maybe get checked for excercise induced asthma.Destroy said:But the thing is my legs don't get a chance to fatigue because I am forced to slow down so I can breathe and not pass out.
Hold your breathe while riding and see if your legs get tired; bit extreme but gets the idea across, heh.