For those of you who don't follow the mountain bike racing scene closely, Anne is one of the top North American enduro riders. She's also a scientist with a PhD in studying nanoparticles in the environment who currently works at an environmental toxicology consulting firm. Quite the combination. There's far more to her than just being a super-smart mountain biker, however. Anne likes to commit 100% to whatever she does -- no holding back. If she can challenge preconceived notions in the process, it's even better. I've recently gotten to know Anne and decided an interview was in order to give everyone a better picture of what makes this unique individual tick.
If you're like most working cyclists, you're winter workouts are confined to an indoor, stationary trainer, which can lead to mental fatigue over time. Coach Daniel Matheny has some great tips for building fitness by interjecting variety into your workouts to keep you fresh and make you stronger. You don't need to grow bored in order gain fitness.
Starting to plan your offseason training? Or maybe you're thinking about adding strength training throughout your competitive season to increase power and reduce the risk of injury. Either way, endurance athletes need to focus on the basics to get the most benefit from their workouts.