The physical side of training gets the lion’s share of attention, but when athletes are evenly matched in power output, technical skill, and VO2 max, mental skills can make all the difference. Whether you are racing to win, pursuing a personal best, or riding at party pace, a mountain bike stage race like the Pikes Peak APEX presents unique mental challenges. Just as you train your body to prepare for the miles and technical challenges, it is wise to use time during training and tune-up races to hone your mental skills.
You know you'll get in some course recon with Course Director, Daniel Matheny, but what else should you expect from the 4-day camp in Colorado Springs July 22nd-25th? Lots! Watch as Daniel goes over some of it here. Questions? Go to PikesPeakAPEX.com for more details! Space will be limited to guarantee the best rider experience. So, don't delay.
We're proud to partner again with supporting sponsor, CTS, a leader in endurance coaching, to deliver your complimentary Pikes Peak APEX Training Plan for the 2021 APEX.
This year, you'll receive a free CTS TrainRight Membership 30-Day Trial with the Pikes Peak APEX Training Plan.
What do you dream about when your imagination drifts to mountain biking on a sunny afternoon when you are supposed to be working? Do you picture yourself rubbing elbows with Evelyn Dong? Can you feel the schralp of your tires carving a caramel-colored berm? Do you lose yourself in the lush green valley below as you top a mega climb?
Since our second episode of The BEET premieres in May, we’re keeping with our Mother’s Day theme and bringing you advice for training when you have kids at home. Anna is a single mom, with two elementary school-age children at home. She also races for Sugar Beets Cycling at the pro level and finished 3rd in the Women’s 40+ category at the inaugural Pikes Peak APEX. What's her secret?
Episode 1 features Celeste Cannon, 2nd place finisher in the Women’s 40+ category at last year’s Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox, who just happens to be the two-time reigning Colorado State XC Champion. Celeste tells us what she is doing differently this season to prepare. It’s something all of us should be tuned in to! Take a look, and bear with us..it was a little windy when this was shot.
Combat cold weather training is to warm up before heading out. This gets the blood flowing, starts to increase the temperature of the muscle tissue, and keeps you from using extra energy when that initial cold blast hits.
Daniel Matheny, Course Director for The APEX and Head Coach & Founder of Matheny Endurance, shows us how to approach training.
The Pikes Peak APEX is proud to partner with CTS, a leader in endurance coaching, to deliver your complimentary training plan. CTS has developed a 10-week plan for riders who want to prepare for the demands of this 4-day mountain bike challenge. Detailed workout descriptions, sample workouts and the download link can be accessed here.