Unless your name is Peter Sagan or Eddy Mercx, you will lose 99.9% of the bike races that you start. Failure in sport is inevitable, but it is also an important part of developing as an athlete and ultimately achieving your goals. Read on to find out how failure fits in to your development as an athlete.
For most of my life reading has been a chore. I blame school. Book reports, essays, and multiple choice questions all turned reading into a means to an end. My “end” was ensuring my GPA stayed high enough so my parents wouldn’t stop paying for my car insurance. I always wanted to “read for fun”, school just seemed to make it impossible.
Research into the performance boosting potential of beets goes back a decade [1, 8]. From effects on cardiovascular disease  to repeated-sprint performance , our knowledge of how beet juice impacts the body has continued to grow. Most of us are familiar with the decade old claim that beet juice improves cycling performance, but how exactly does it work?