Amber Neben is one of the most accomplished cyclists in the history of women's cycling, with two individual World Championship titles, two Olympic games, and recently finishing 4th at the World Championship Time Trial event at the age of 44. Amber and her coach Tim Cusick join us today to discuss the training that has led to so much success and importantly, great longevity and continued success in the sport of cycling.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How Amber's training year leading up to the 4th place finish at Worlds was structured
-Her two phases of training: foundation training and performance training
-The big picture: structuring training around 4-year cycles rather than 1-year plans
-The importance of training progression and focusing on time in zone
-How Amber's training and aspects around training have changed over the years as she has learnt more and developed as an athlete
-How is training adjusted for age, at the age of 44?
-The difference in training between (elite) female and male cyclists
-Takeaway messages from Amber's training and cycling journey applicable for amateurs and age-group athletes
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