Todd Well’s Secrets On Targeting Events
“Just do something. If you can’t ride because the weather is bad, do something else. Move and get your heart rate up.” —Todd Wells Photo by Kenny Wehn
Todd Wells is a three-time Olympian who won 15 National Championships in the U.S., as well as three Leadville 100 titles. He now coaches cyclists through his business, Wells Coached.
1. Pick an event you want to target. Something tangible with an actual date will hold you accountable and motivate you to get out there. If you simply want to ride faster in 2020 but don’t have any specific goals, it’s much easier to let things slide. If you want to do well at the Sea Otter, it’s easier to motivate for your training as the days tick by and the event gets closer.
2. Just do something. If you can’t ride because the weather is bad, do something else. It can be running, skiing, swimming, going to the gym, playing soccer or basketball—whatever. Move and get your heart rate up. Your aerobic and muscular systems don’t care if you’re riding a bike or not; as long as you’re stressing them, you will see improvement.
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