I was blessed in my first pregnancy to not really have any of the typical morning sickness symptoms, but I wasn’t so lucky this second time around.
I was expecting to teach until a week or so before my due date, but I was definitely not planning to ride on the day I gave birth, or so I thought.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a bicycle oh yippee
I was starting to feel more of a toll on my body in different ways which posed some new challenges for me.
This was fantastic news and something that I had wanted to happen, but what did this pregnancy mean for me in regard to my riding and training?
How can you survive the summer heat and not turn into a human puddle out on the roads?
I feel like a missile, soaring over the ground, rather than a person pedaling a bike.
You have to have a great love of the sport to be willing to endure many of the race day events week after week. It’s not all enjoyable, but if you love what you are doing at the end of the day it is worth it.
Winter riding is not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of concerns that cyclists have to deal with at this time of year that don’t even cross their minds during any other season.
Beyond the basics, what type of fuel should you be ingesting to ensure you have enough energy to have a good strong race?