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How to Motivate Yourself After a Big Cycling Event

mindset training Apr 04, 2016

Have you trained hard all season...?

Recently competed at a big event...?

...and now find yourself pondering the sport and your ongoing commitment to it?

If so, you’re not the only one!

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just a recreational cyclist who has trained to compete at a targeted event, restarting the training process can often be a mentally and physically challenging process.

We're going to offer you a few tips now to reignite yourself to go on to bigger and better things.

Understanding the Programming Cycle

The first thing we recommend you do if you’ve just come out of competition, is work out where you are in your overall training cycle.

If you’re not too sure what we mean by ‘training cycle’, we’d recommend you revisit our blog on Periodised Programming for Cyclists.

Are you in the middle of a macrocycle between a few major peaks?

Or are you at the end of the macrocycle headed into a transition period?

This is crucial to...

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Don't Compare Yourself to Others

mindset Feb 24, 2016

MINDSET = The established set of attitudes held by someone. (Oxford, 2000)

We're excited to introduce to you our Mindset Coach, Georgia Ridler!

Georgia has a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise having worked with the Australian Cycling Team for many years, and also personally, with both Kerrie and Anna Meares.

Georgia has done an exclusive set of 16x Mindset Videos for Track Cycling Academy athletes which can be found here, but as a starting point, watch Georgia’s video on ‘Don't Compare Yourself To Others’ before you continue reading.

As Georgia highlights...

There is no benefit in comparing yourself to others in a race situation...

...and there is a difference between being aware of what’s happening around you vs. comparing.

In a race situation, it’s imperative that you know what’s going on around you so you can best utilise your own tactics to get the best outcome for yourself.  

Of course this will vary from race to race,...

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How To Ride Faster

Over the 30+ combined years that we’ve either been professional track cyclists or worked with cyclists, one of the most common questions we get asked is:

“What do I need to be doing to ride faster?”

Tell me what to do! 

  • Is it just doing more weights in the gym? 
  • Should I be doing certain exercises? 
  • Do I need to change my food intake? 
  • Is there any advice that you can give me? 

Of course we say YES, to everything – all of the above. 

Unfortunately, there's no one thing.

Becoming a better cyclist, and faster cyclist, is an all round approach.

Becoming a better track cyclist involves more than just pedalling faster and turning up to training.

It involves (and in no specific order, a combination of the following… and we’re only naming a few):

  1. Having the right MINDSET when you get out of bed in the morning. Our Olympic Mindset Coach, Georgia Ridler has 16 Videos about Mindset.
  2. ...
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