I want to introduce you to Justin Thomas, a former mountain bike national champion and Masters racer whose discipline and athletic potential is so impressive we asked if we could feature him. Last year, the 5.01 W/kg athlete changed his focus to cyclocross and in just one season he achieved a top 5 finish in one of the most competitive fields at the 2018 Cyclocross Nationals.
A top 5 finish was Justin’s goal. How he achieved it took months of training and a fortuitous five-week sabbatical from his career as a financial advisor. During his time off from work, he focused on racing. He wanted to earn enough points to get a good call-up position at Nationals, which he got.
Thirty-four days on the road and nearly 100 completed TrainerRoad workouts later, Justin achieved his goal and took his place on the podium at the 2018 Cyclocross Nationals. For a look into Justin’s world leading up to nationals last year, check out the video below.
Next Wednesday, October 24th, at 8:00 am PDT, Coach Chad, Coach Jonathan and Nate are sitting down with Justin for a special episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. They’re going to dive into his cycling career and his training leading up to last year’s CX Nationals.
If you have a question you’d like to ask Justin, leave it in the comments here.