Training Tips from 2012 Olympians
- Balance has been the key to my success – take a day off, eat a balanced diet, enjoy the journey.
- Sometimes that “one” day doesn’t always go the way you want it to – enjoy the journey that got you there - that’s what it’s all about.
- One of the worst things you can do is show up tired to your important event. I’ve learned to recover better as I prepare for my races.
- Make sure you give it 100% in training - if you do, then you can have confidence in your ability to give it your best shot on race day.
- Play to your strengths and train your weaknesses, and always strive for success!
- Remember: “Pain is temporary, Pride is forever.”
- Never try something new on race day - remember to practice the nutrition you are going to use on race day during training sessions.
- Stay focused and always be realistic.
- Love what you do and remember to always have fun. Be inspired. Most importantly, ALWAYS believe in yourself and your dream.
- Nutrition tip: Eat Fresh, real food as much as you can.
- Racing tip: Generally there are few key moments in a race - learn use your instincts to know when they come and how to make your move. For the rest of the race stay safe, and focus on conserving energy.
- Training tip: Plan your ride beforehand, and always have goals for each session.
- Get in the habit of using a training log and tracking your training so you can maximize your progress and avoid injury.
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