Clip Show (Part II): Top Fuel

What you do before you start a race most likely will affect how you finish it. Here is an article I wrote for last year. It’s an off-the-cuff look at an important part of your race day, food. Originally published December 20th, 2008 here.

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Like Ryan Trebon and Barry Wicks, I am six-foot-five-inches tall. Yet, I can say with a high level of certainty, earned through years of middling results, that extraordinary height alone does not guarantee cyclocross success. I will never step foot onto the podium of an elite level race and I’m okay with that. But what about reaching the top five of my regional series? If I put in the time and summon the motivation, shouldn’t that be possible? We’ve all read the articles, watched the videos, and digested the free online coaching tips. Is that all there is to it? VO2 max intervals and smoothly suitcasing your bike? To find out how to reach the top, I went to the people-the electrician, the accountant, the stay-at-home dad-to see what it is that they did to get on their regional podium. Continue reading “Clip Show (Part II): Top Fuel”