What do professional bike racers do behind the scenes? The second episode of Ambitions follows Emily Batty and her new Canyon MTB Racing teammate Laurie Arsenault through a "normal" training day—from frittata-making to ice cream stops on a long gravel ride.
Ambitions episode 2 shows how a pro racer's day might start before dawn, in order to optimize training time and prioritize recovery. Why do an early morning spin before dawn breaks, before coffee? Like someone would use morning yoga or meditation, Emily uses a short morning spin to relax her mind and flush out her legs so she's ready for the day's real workout. "Morning time is the only time that you can really control," she says. "It's just peaceful."
We also get to know Emily's new teammate, Canadian U23 national champion Laurie Arsenault, a little better in this episode.