What did we do?
Although Blake has a natural talent and inherited very good genes, we worked on several aspects in his training but the main ones were reducing training hours and getting sports nutrition right.
Reduce the training hours : quality over quantity
Blake’s typical rides were 2 hours long at always a tempo effort. We reduced his usual sessions to 1 hour long with a more polarised approach. Some workouts are very hard, and some are very easy. We are now training all the different energy systems and more specific about the specific demands of the events he is racing.
Introduce sports nutrition
Water is not enough. To fuel intense rides you need fuel in the form of carbohydrates. Blake’s rides are now almost always fuelled with energy drinks. Always think of the before/during/after your ride and how important fuelling your workout is for ultimate performance.
Win races? Let’s see. It’s a discussion we will have but things are looking very bright for 2022 ! Keep up the good work. Ride on.