Now you’re prepared to peak for your best event. Your big event could be:
- Completing your first 100K ride
- Setting a PR on your local climb
- Setting a PR in a specific century or other event
- Achieving a specific time in your club TT
- Hanging with the club’s “A” group for 50 miles rather than getting dropped
Peaking for maximum performance in one of these events, or anything else, depends on specific, personal preparation for that specific event.
As a coach, Hughes works on everything that goes into a client’s success. His clients succeed 90% of the time, many with personal bests and even record-setting performances.
Hughes helps his clients to:
1) Focus on just one clear, specific goal
2) Analyze everything that goes into meeting that goal
3) Develop intermediate objectives based on that analysis
4) Create and test a strategy for the event
5) Simulate the event in training rides
6) Experiment on training rides to develop a nutrition strategy for the event
7) Learn mental skills to focus on performance without distraction
8) Select and test the right kinds of equipment
9) Learn event-specific cycling skills
10) Recover fully for the event
He explains how you, too, can achieve peak performance without the benefit of a personal coach in his new eArticle, Your Best Season Ever, Part 2: Peaking for And Riding Your Event, which will be published next week.
These, and other, concepts are detailed in this terrific follow-up to Part 1 of this valuable 2-part series. Look for more details next week.