MTB Stage Race – Hannah Finchamp

HANNAH FINCHAMP ON MTB STAGE RACING

Hannah Rae Finchamp joins us today to talk about her adventures at the B.C. Bike Race.

“You have the opportunity to dial in who you are and who you want to be as a racer at a race like this. It made me better. I’m a perfectionist. I think a lot of people in sport are. But after one day, it became so apparent that when you’re living out of a small bag in a tent, when you’re taking ferries to the start line, when you know you’re not going to line up with your legs feeling perfect, that expectation about perfection goes away. And you can have a great race when everything isn’t perfect.”
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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

-GIVEAWAY INFO!: leave rating + review and email to molly@theoutdooredit.com for a chance to win one of 2 prize packs with 80:20 Triathlon by Matt Fitzgerald and Fuel Your Ride by Molly!
-Bittersweet women’s day in VT:
ABOUT HANNAH RAE FINCHAMP’S BC BIKE RACE:
“As a little kid, the only way I could go on adventures was through racing,” Finchamp says. “It’s the only way I could conquer things on my own, and that’s been my main love. About three weeks before the start, they asked if I wanted to do the race, which was a very different type of race and training for me, but it was an opportunity I could never have turned down.”
“You have the opportunity to dial in who you are and who you want to be as a racer at a race like this. It made me better. I’m a perfectionist. I think a lot of people in the sport are. But after one day, it became so apparent that when you’re living out of a small bag in a tent, when you’re taking ferries to the start line, when you know you’re not going to line up with your legs feeling perfect, that expectation about perfection goes away. And you can have a great race when everything isn’t perfect.”
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Cyclocross running debate, cycling commute, tire pressure, mtb workouts – Sept Q & A

Q & A For Sept 2018 – We debate whether you need to run for cyclocross, what a structured workout for mountain biking (or off-road activities) looks like, tire-pressure and whether cycling commuting counts as training (and how to count it).
We talk about Peter’s upcoming Online Course to get you Mounting and Dismounting your Cyclocross Bike – More info and get it => https://learn.ryanleech.com/p/cyclocross-mounts-and-dismounts
 
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Q&A_ COMMUTING, RUNNING FOR CX + MORE

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CYCLOCROSS MOUNTS AND DISMOUNTS COURSE = https://learn.ryanleech.com/p/cyclocross-mounts-and-dismounts

INTRO

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Running and Cyclocross

=> Assess movement demands -> never without your bike, never at slow speed, never on level ground or pavement
 => Assess limiters
 => work on mounts/carrys/dismounts
=> workouts like 30/30/30/30
-> walk a bit during your days (year round) and walk up the hill if you are keen
-> using strength t
” Keep in mind the UCI limit is 80 meters for a designed running section”

Tire Pressure for mtb and cyclocross

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tire type, skill and terrain will vary this recommendation

Structured workouts


Sean Asks about Cycling Commuting and if it counts in training?

Thanks for all the great podcasting. I’ve got a question about recovery/commuting via bike. I commute via bike about 15 miles a day, 5 days a week, on city roads (so a lot of red lights and stop signs). I enjoy getting to work that way, but its also way more convenient. After a hard weekend of bike racing (CX+MTB), hiking or something else, I usually still ride. Is this hurting my recovery by slowing it down? or has my body accepted this as normal?
Lastly, would you generally count this time+effort in training at all? I’ve done it here and there with a PM, just to get an idea, and get anywhere from 35-50 TSS for the roundtrip. I basically try to keep the effort low whenever possible, but there’s always something that throws that off.

Molly Event at RCC!