I’ve wanted to write this article for a little while now, but originally it was going to be titled, “How to deal with pre-race nerves.” With many races around the country, and world, on hold, it only seemed logical to put racing related content on hold as well. After much thought and talking through some … More Noticing Nerves
For many people, this has been a particularly challenging time to find motivation in everyday training and workouts. Whether or not all of your races have been stripped from the calendar, it’s only natural to have motivation ebb and flow. Professional athletes and amateurs alike will have days filled with excitement and love for ‘the … More How to Find Motivation For Your Workout
When you’re out on the trail, flying down a steep descent, dodging trees, hopping rocks, and hanging on for dear life, it can be difficult to think about the technique you are using to survive the descent. The truth is, every descent will require slightly different techniques. You might ride a loose and sandy descent … More How to Descend on the Mountain Bike
How to Overcome the Fear of Crashing on the Mountain Bike: It seems that for many mountain bikers, crashing is the biggest fear when venturing out onto the trails. It’s a ‘what if’ that hinders many people from reaching their full potential or even attempting certain trails or routes. While fear is a healthy emotion … More How to Overcome the Fear of Crashing
What tire pressure should I run today? That’s a question you should ask yourself every time you go out on the trail. It can be a difficult question to answer, not only because no two people will have the same answer for the same reasons, but because your answer should change based on a variety … More What Tire Pressure Should You Run on the Mountain Bike?
Cornering is a great place to put a little extra time and energy if you’re looking to improve your speed on the mountain bike. Not only will cornering with proper technique allow you to carry momentum and actually move faster on the trails, but it can also save you energy. Just like any skill, learning … More How to Corner on the Mountain Bike
I know a lot of people who dread climbing uphill on their bike. It seems like they spend half of the riding complaining about the hills or trying to avoid them all together. I don’t blame you. Climbing can be tough and most mountain bikers are out there to enjoy the technical trails or rowdy … More How to Improve Your Uphill Climbing on the MTB
Goals are the foundation for hard work. Whether you realize it or not you are probably setting goals for yourself constantly. What do you hope to achieve in each workout? What do you hope to achieve on performance day? Even if you have no intentions of winning a race, it’s important to set clear goals … More Goal Setting for Cyclists
Finding the perfect place to do your workout can become a real challenge. For a new or time-crunched athlete, finding the perfect road or trail can not only be difficult, but can bring on anxiety, frustration, and take away from the main point in the workout: the physical exertion. It’s something that no one really … More Where Should I Do My Cycling Workout?
In 2016, I stood on the start line for my first U23 World Cup. The day before I had pre-ridden the course with tears in my eyes and blood streaming down my legs. I was in over my head. I was fearful of the technical features. Four years later, in 2019, I stood on that … More The Olympic Long Team