Kate Courtney joins us to talk about her World Championship win in the Mountain Bike XCO (cross country Olympic) discipline and what went into that huge performance.
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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:
1) Post-Worlds – a lot has changed in the last week, has the win sunk in?
Watch replay of World Championships XCO 2018 => https://www.redbull.com/int-en/tv/video/AP-1WNSQN4XW1W11/womens-xco-finals-en-lenzerheide
2) Had you changed-added anything to training this year?
Working with coach Jim Miller and slow/steady growth
4) fueling for performance
- Fueling in and around riding
- Taking ‘seasons’ for nutrition
How much of this nutrition/mindset, combined with periodized strength training and fueled rides helped over the last few seasons.
https://cyclingtips.com/2018/04/weighing-in-nutrition-body-image-and-finding-balance-as-a-female-athlete/ : “ I also found it really interesting that eating a lot more on the ride reduced my consumption of unhealthy food for the day. Instead of letting my body get completely depleted on a ride and being panicked and “hangry” when I got home, I fueled throughout and could make healthy nutrition choices when I got home”
5) Earlier this year you were instagramming a lot of strength and balance work, is that a big part of your routine?
do you do that year round? A lot of cyclists hate going inside if they can ride?
Do you stick to a set routine?
- Favorite lifts/exercises