What is your secret for getting up and active on chilly, dark autumn mornings? For me, it’s setting audacious racing goals. Knowing I need to train keeps me pedaling through tough miles when I’d rather stay in my warm bed. This picture was snapped a few miles in on my first 50-mile bike ride at Little Red Riding Hood in June. When I signed up I hadn’t ridden a bike 10 miles in years, let alone 50. Training for and completing the ride felt incredible, and next year, we’re signing up for the century.
What is your fall fitness goal? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter (@osportsguidemag) and you could win a FREE race entry! Deadline to enter is December 1, 2012. Check out this issue for great stories on reaching your rock climbing goals (pg.12), essential gear for nighttime runs (pg. 22), and tips for preparing for the upcoming ski season (pg.14).
Look for our special 30th Anniversary Issue coming December 2012!
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