108: ♥️ How to Find Your Riding Niche + How to Train for It

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that this past fall and winter, I have been super into riding my XC bike. When I first got on it, it felt super fresh, super fun, and I was all about it. I was loving the uphills just as much as the downhills. Plus, for the amount of time I had to ride, it felt like I was getting the most bang for my buck. I was stoked!

Again, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently did an XC race. At the starting line, I just had this gut feeling that this isn’t it – this isn’t the type of riding I want to do. I was in the lead on the first lap and got a flat. And you know what? It just felt like a sign that I wasn’t supposed to be there.

So, all fo this to say, I realized that XC racing is not the niche, regardless of the stoke I initially had. And because of that, I want to help you find your riding niche, too. That’s why in this episode of the Dialed Health podcast, I share my best insight into how to find your niche, plus I explain how to properly train for it. I also share what I have decided my niche actually is and my plans on the bike for the rest of 2022.

What we discuss:

3:00 - The story behind how I realized XC is NOT my niche

8:00 - How I disced what my actual niche is

14:00 - Questioning your initial gut feelings

16:00 - Allowing your riding to evolve with your life and keeping an open mind

18:00 - Example: Making the switch to clipless pedals

21:00 - Giving yourself permission to go for it no matter what people think

23:00 - How to train for your niche on the bike

26:00 - How to train for your niche off the bike

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