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ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD: The exercise level where the body begins to switch from aerobic (oxygen-using) to less-efficient anaerobic processes to produce energy.
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BLOW UP: see bonk. BONK: To exercise to the point of depletion of the body's energy stores, leaving one extremely weak and giddy.
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CADENCE: Pedaling rate, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
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INTERVAL TRAINING: Training with short periods of very intense exertion.
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OXYGEN DEBT: To go anaerobic.
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ROAD RASH: Abraded skin caused by a crash.
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SADDLE SORE: An abrasion, boil or pressure sore caused by contact with the saddle.
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VO2 MAX: A person's maximum oxygen intake rate.




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