When you toe the line, are you nervous and scared, or calm and confident? We all know that being a successful athlete is more than physical, it's mental too. In this follow-up to our webinar "Mental Preparation for Racing Your Best", see the post-webinar Q&A between Coach Carrie and viewers, then watch the full webinar to be mentally prepared for your event.
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Here at TrainingPeaks, when we talk about "power" we're usually talking about some monster wattage numbers we saw from a race last weekend. This week though, we discuss another kind of power that's no less important to athletic success: the power of perseverance and determination.
We analyze power data from one of the most legendary one-day races in the US, including the file from race winner Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare. See the wattage it took to win on top of the infamous Manayunk Wall.
If you consider yourself a serious cyclist, the idea of one day riding across the country is likely to have crossed your mind at some point. However, for most the leap from conception to accomplishment remains unbridged, as the challenge can seem nearly insurmountable to most “normal” people. This was not the case from Andrew Hudon and his best friend Michael Tabtabai.
Sounds quite contradictory, right? The experts have told us for years that we as a society eat too much and in order to lose weight and/or perform better we have to cut out some of those oh-so-precious calories! We then have to wonder, how do I perform as an athlete and lose weight at the same time if I’m cutting out calories? Can I do both?