Training Tips With Ned Overend

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Ned Overend was a six-time national XC champion and the first men’s UCI world champion (in 1990), and he’s still shredding today. Photo by Harookz

Oh man, these are crazy times. Three weeks ago I was on my way to the Cactus Cup race when all the events across the country got shut down. I have some pretty good fitness so it’s frustrating not to be able to race.

It’s hard for me to maintain my training enthusiasm without a specific goal of a race or event. So, what I do to stay motivated is target Strava segments—basically, mountain bike time trials. I try to improve my own time for the segment and compare it against all the others who have ridden that segment.

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