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In this episode of the Lowlands cycling podcast Geoff and Gerry speak with Rebecca Larson. Rebecca had an an amazing career as a Professional Competitive Cyclist between 1999-2008, won 10 National Championship Titles (Junior, U23, College), won Over 100 individual race victories, World Road Cycling Championships competitor, raced Internationally as a member of the United States National Team in Belgium, Holland, Italy and Switzerland.
Rebecca still competes at a high level and we talk about how her family supports her with combining both of their jobs at the university of Oklahoma and raising their young daughter. Its very interesting to learn how Rebecca uses Zwift to maintain her race condition, and what it is like to be part of the Spice Girls(?!)
Rebecca provides great insight in dealing with the inevitable fact of aging and how this impacts your V02max, strength, muscle mass etc etc.
Rebecca has a MS in Exercise and Sport Science and Ph.D. in Kinesiology and in addition to her work as an Assistant Professor University of Oklahoma, Department of Health & Exercise Science worked as a consultant for team Novo Nordisk Professional Cycling Team.