I had only been back on the bike for three or four weeks at that point, not feeling very fast or strong, yet I decided to make my return to racing with a time trial, just eleven weeks postpartum.
Every cyclist needs to learn some basic and more advanced skills, but at a certain point once you master those skills making gains becomes more about confidence in yourself on the bike.
I feel like a missile, soaring over the ground, rather than a person pedaling a bike.
Women who race are constantly having to battle to get equal payouts and even have dedicated women’s fields included in races.
Being in a relationship with another cyclist, for the most part, is a wonderful thing. You can train together, motivate each other, you can complain about tired legs and low power numbers together.
The state championship time trial this past Saturday was my last race of the season. After a season filled with ups and downs I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to do well at this last race.
This was far from being my first triathlon, but it had been a little bit over a year since my last race and I definitely felt the pre-race butterflies swarming in my stomach.
Cycling is one of the few sports where you can actually get left behind and left “out of the game” if you are not strong enough.
Being a cyclist who can handle their bike is just as important as being a fast one, if not more so! Speed and handling skills should go hand in hand, but many times they do not.