Mentality is often what separates winners from the rest in pro fields, and while amateurs may not be able to train like pros, they can think like one. Join pro riders Hannah Finchamp and Alex Wild as we discuss strategies of how to get into the mindset of a winner, how to do sprint training amidst endurance training, their favorite training metrics and more.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • 0:00 Welcome!
  • 0:11 Intro
  • TrainerRoad athletes winning National and World Championships
  • 6:34 Hannah’s cyclocross tips
  • 36:30 Mentality tips from the pros
  • 57:52 Rapid Fire Questions
  • 1:08:11 How to mix sprint training with endurance training
  • 1:18:58 How to pace long events with lots of short climbs
  • 1:29:37 The hosts’ favorite training and racing metrics


Resources mentioned in this episode


Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

Successful Athletes Podcast

Science of Getting Faster Podcast


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Maxine Philavong

Maxine Philavong is the podcast producer for the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. When she isn't producing, she's an avid concert-goer, self-proclaimed coffee aficionado and Phoebe Bridgers' #1 fan.