Rule No. 4: Ride with people who are faster than you.
Petersen used her cycling skills to take the Miami International Triathlon victory. Photo: Jeff Sanzare
Petersen quickly improved her cycling by riding several times a week with a few guys who were speedier than she was. “They would go on these very difficult, hilly, technical rides,” Petersen said, and she would have to ride her best just to stay up with them. These rides would last anywhere from about two to three hours.