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Video: Neko Mulally Gets Back to World Cup Training
Jun 25, 2020
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Now that the delayed race season is on the horizon Neko Mulally begins upping his training to be ready for the start of racing.
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(Jun 25, 2020 at 11:30)
Pretty interesting to hear Neko's thoughts about riding with pegged aerobic levels. As a former XC guy, I don't think enough credit is given to WC DH racers. The same reason riding downhill in XC can be tough when 'the lights go dim' with a maxed heart rate, certainly applies to DH racing too.
(Jun 27, 2020 at 16:03)
Super interesting peek into the training of top level riders. Would be cool to see/read more. Find way more value from this kind of stuff than the hardware they ride and better represents what elite athletes are capable of.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 12:14)
Very enlightening and candid peek, thanks for this. Will use some of this advice for sure
(Jun 25, 2020 at 10:04)
I like the idea of pumptrack intervals, going to definetly give that a try maybe even today.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 4:06)
Pretty surprised I didn't recognize the trail. Anybody know?
(Jun 25, 2020 at 4:19)
I thought it was bracken at first but it’s not. Looked a little like rocky ridge at the bottom.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 6:05)
: I’m not sure. But as far as I know, Neko, Shaw bros, and Dak have been building on some private land with permission. I was assuming it was there, as I only recognized the Riveter. I gather my information from comments on YouTube, Instagram, and pure speculation. For all I know it could be a trail deep in the Pisgah I have never ridden.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 7:15)
Thinking private as well. Not Rocky Ridge. I've never found a flow trail like that deep in Pisgah (love Pisgah, that just ain't what Pisgah proper is about). Just wanted to make 100% sure I'm not missing something.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 7:56)
The pavillion at the top on his first trail run would be the giveaway... but it doesn't look familiar to me either.
(Jun 30, 2020 at 8:25)
Looks like they are working on a bike park south of Hendersonville:
(Jun 30, 2020 at 12:49)
: thank you, this is what I was looking for.
(Jun 25, 2020 at 6:34)
Where's @graywing34 to say forth to comment?
(Jun 25, 2020 at 7:48)
Hope Neko can get some good results this/next year, looks like he's off the pace and struggling to ride like he used to.
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(Jun 25, 2020 at 8:54)
If that's all he is doing on a Saturday is 4 x 3 minutes then he should get a new trainer. No reason he can't recover and do more on that day. Do alot more....
(Jun 25, 2020 at 10:25)
That's just one session, which is part of a structured plan, appropriate for his current fitness and time away from his target peak time. If his volume is too high for one session he'll need longer to recover for the next one, or won't get as much out of the next session. If he peaks too soon he'll be cooked by the time the World Cups come around. Train smarter not harder.
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