Training Blog

Welcome to the 2015 Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel!

Congratulations on committing to joining hundreds of other Canadians in bringing awareness to mental health.  Many people ride for the enjoyment, competition, and physical challenge, but the real reward comes from knowing that every kilometer you ride and every dollar raised brings us that much closer to breaking the stigma that affects over 6 million Canadians each year. We are thrilled to be able to contribute to this challenge in a small way. Our friends at Ride Don’t Hide approached us to help put together a training blog for their participants; here we are with a program we hope will […]

Week 6: Get ready to ride!

Welcome back to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel. This will be our final installment as the big week has finally come! I’m extremely excited for all of you that will be taking part in this ride. I hope the training experience has been a fun and positive process and something you can continue to incorporate into your lifestyle going forward. This week I’m going to share some tips on what I think about the week of, the day before and the day of a big race or event. Depending on the event and what your […]

Week 5: Riding safely down hills and in a group

Welcome back to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel! In this week’s installment, I’m going to touch on a riding skill I have found to be really important and a few things to think about when riding in a group. Tips for cycling down hills One of the most important skills you should have as a cyclist to help ensure a safe ride is good descending skills; knowing how to ride your bike down a hill safely. I often see cyclists on a descent looking very stiff in their upper body, one foot will be at […]

Week 4: Fueling for your ride

Welcome back to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel! In this week’s installment, I’m going to touch on the topic of nutrition for training, a topic that has been covered by countless books and guides already! This can get confusing, but to keep it simple I’ll share a few key pointers on what has worked well for me. When thinking about an upcoming workout, regardless of length, the first thing I think about is what foods to avoid. I find eating heavy proteins too close to a workout make it very hard for my stomach to […]

Week 3: Pre-ride checklist and building your repair kit

Welcome back to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel. We’re about a month away now from the big ride, I hope you’re all getting excited and more importantly getting out and enjoying some time in the saddle! If you have been lucky enough, you may have gotten away without having to deal with any flats or mechanical issues along the way this year. If you haven’t been lucky, then you’ve probably had to deal with changing at least one flat tire right in the middle of a ride in the pouring rain like me! On this […]

Week 2: Warming Up

Welcome back to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel! Hopefully by now you have had an opportunity to get out and ride your bike. If not, there’s no need to worry as we still have six more weeks to get out on the saddle before the big ride. This week I would like to highlight the importance of proper warm ups and cool downs. It’s critical to take time at the beginning of each workout to prepare your body for physical activity. The goal is to get your heart rate up gradually to increase blood flow […]

Week 1: Getting started

I realize that for some of you this may be your first time riding a bike. No need to panic, we’ve all been there!  We will work together to get you to the start and finish of the ride, one step at a time. The first thing to look at is your fit on your bike, you want to be comfortable otherwise you won’t want to get on your bike. If you’re having trouble reaching for your brakes or if you feel too high up on your seat you’ll want to adjust your position. Your local bike shop will be […]

Welcome to the Ride Don’t Hide Training Blog by Sugoi Performance Apparel!

I am Dylan Gleeson, a Sugoi Brand Champion from North Vancouver, BC and am excited to host this blog where I will share training, nutrition and apparel tips with you leading up to the ride on June 22nd! This ride is an incredible opportunity to support the Canadian Mental Health Association, focused on strengthening and supporting the mental health of those affected and their families and friends. Sugoi, the official apparel sponsor of Ride Don’t Hide, and I are excited to be part of this in a small way and look forward to helping you reach your goals! I absolutely […]

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