This interview is dedicated to our gracious, enthusiastic, and gone too soon series host Roy Wallack. Rest in peace.
“The best social security is to keep on riding.”
Tinker Juarez (@dtinker) is 59 years old and still rides 350 miles a week. His consistency and dedication to training is the main focus of today’s episode. La Ruta Series on the SpartanUp Podcast host Roy M. Wallack talks with Tinker about training secrets for those of us past our athletic primes.
In this episode you’ll learn:
• Tinker’s weekly training regiment
• Why Tinker prefers training on a road bike
• Why he always includes climbing on his ‘hard days’
• A deep-dive on a Tinker’s nearly 3-hour riding workouts
• Tinker’s diet strategy for big races
Background: David "Tinker" Juarez is a 2x Olympian, former professional BMX racer and is one of the most decorated mountain bike racers of all time. Juarez got his start in BMX racing when he was just 16. For the next 10 years, built an impressive career in BMX, but then mountain biking pulled him in a different direction. Today, Juarez is still racing for Cannondale, his bike sponsor since 1994, and racing at the elite pro level most weekends of the season.
Connect with Roy:
• Hear more about La Ruta, the world's hardest mountain-bike race, on Roy's Bike for Life Stories podcast: https://roywallack.wixsite.com/bikeforlifestories
• Read Roy’s book: Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 and Beyond
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Producer: Ryan Warner
Host: Roy Wallack
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams
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