Pain, Mental Toughness, Fatigue and Tapering


Cycling topics discussed this week

Want to know how to manage the pain of hard training and racing? What is fatigue and how to taper during a rest week or before an event? Watch the video on this post and and see below links for additional resources:

Zwift Chat and Chill is an easy pace ride on Zwift that also gives riders an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to the group such as training, nutrition, events, and all things cycling. It’s the perfect way to start your week after those big or intense weekend rides.

Every Monday on Zwift, at 7:00 AM ET/12:00 GMT/13:00 CET and broadcasted live on YouTube and Facebook.

Send me your comments or requests for future topics! Read about last week’s topics here. Hope to see you on future rides every Monday on Zwift! If you are/were not able to join, watch the webcast live or replay on Facebook or by clicking on the video above.


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Theia is a licensed professional USA Cycling Level 3 coach with Vision Quest, and coaches athletes from all over the country. A life-long lover of all forms of exercise and dance, she became a certified ballet instructor shortly before entering law school, and discovered her passion for cycling when she got her first road bike from her husband Drew on their wedding anniversary. Theia is also an active member of the cycling community in Zwift, and leads a ladies’ race series for Team ODZ and weekly workouts for Zwift Academy. In addition to coaching, Theia can be found enjoying daily rides and participating in races, long endurance events, and cycling camps.