Do you love riding in the blazing heat? Me neither. If races were only held in cool temperatures, avoiding the heat when training would be a simple enough proposition: only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to race.
Mindfulness meditation has always kind of wigged me out. The act of meditating seemed more like a method to cede control of my mind rather than a reliable strategy to strengthen it.
If you ride anywhere in the western states, contending with poor air quality during the summer months is a training reality. Emissions, wood smoke, ozone, they all contribute to a less than ideal environment for riding.
If you’ve recently signed up for a cycling tour you might be unsure about how best to prepare. In this post we’ll lay out a clear training strategy to make sure you arrive at your tour with fresh legs and enough fitness to propel you to a strong finish.
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.