You’ll take riders through a series of short seated and standing climbs, jumps in hand position two and running flats – lots of movement and challenge for the first nine songs with this profile. For the last song, Shiny Girl – I used the first minute to focus riders on the challenge ahead and ask them to begin to build a strong climb. Then I coach them to create their own challenge with intensity, to focus on the music and let that help them to see what they can do.
I uses the three key techniques I discuss in my article Mental Metal 1) focus mental energy on melding form, alignment and pedal stroke to find a rhythm that produces flow and consistency; 2) don’t judge your performance; 3) forget about time. I don’t use any timing cues during this song, Shiny Girl is a big powerful song – make it a big finish! I LOVE this playlist. I hope you do too!