- Test aero gear. If you have aero helmets and wheels, get some miles on them in training and figure out how they will respond.
- Handle bike in aero in wind. You won’t know how your rig will respond until you get out in the suck!
- Practice energy management in wind. Having a headwind is the time to double down on aero position and do work at a steady state. Work on steady target power for headwind work.
- Practice patience. It may suck to watch your speed plummet, but work on having a calm and working your power plan. Also keep in mind, all the other racers are dealing with the same thing.
- Get off the trainer even if your splits will suck. Don’t duck out of an outside ride for the trainer due to wind. I know it may be daunting, but get out there and embrace the difficulty.
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