Evolution/Maturation Of The Cycling Brain

TriCrowd

This weekend I rode with Marcos Mazzola Lazzarotto , a cat 2 racer from the Integrated Sports Medicine Cycling Team who recently moved to the area with his wife. I came across him through the Virginia Tech Cycling Team listserve as I was looking for a cyclist whose brain I could "pick". I wanted to know how a competitive cyclist approached training and racing and what they think about when they are putting down those miles. ( In human factors research, it's the "think aloud" method of data collection !) I was ready to have a few new things to mentally chew on and I got those today.

When I first got my bike in June 2009, I thought only about two things:
  1. Pedal.
  2. Get through stoplights and stop signs without falling over.
By the 2010 race season, I was ready for the next phase of the "evolution of my cycling brain" and with Coach Jim's help, I added a few more things to think about:
  1. Shoot for a 90'ish cadence.
  2. Get aero as much as possible, especially down hills.
  3. Pedal full circles.
 Last year I took it up another notch and into my little cycling play book went things ...
Read full article at TriCrowd



Latest Triathlon News
» Screw Your Weaknesses!
Triathlete Europe - Features
» You Might Be A Competive Walker If…
TriCrowd
» Interview: Andrew Messick On Kona, Doping & Expansion
Triathlete Europe - Features
» Www.Buccaneertri.Com Talking With Scott Neyedli
Scott Neyedli - Official Site
» Tri Legends: The British Bulldog
triathlon.org - News
» Ironman Taiwan Announced For 2015
TriRadar.com
» Australia Announces Commonwealth Team
TriRadar.com
» Good Times At Club Med
slowtwitch.com
» Run Shoe Levers And Footbeds
slowtwitch.com
» It Is Acquisition Time In Spain
slowtwitch.com
» Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
TriRadar.com
» Triathletes Target Two Commonwealth Medals
topix.com - Olympic Triathlon News
» Cycling: Bike Nz Expect Every Rider To Win A Medal
topix.com - Olympic Triathlon News
» Australian Triathlon Team Announced For Glasgow Commonwealth Games
firstoffthebike.com - News and Features
» Ironman Ceo Announces Major Change To Kona Start
Triathlete.com - Ironman