DETROIT (March 18) – Monster Energy Supercross fans usually only see the results by their favorite racers like GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda’s Eli Tomac, but what they don’t see is the work put in during the week leading up to an event, like this weekend’s race at Ford Field. Tomac is one of the more physically fit athletes in Supercross, and he maintains a strenuous routine in between races.
“Most people just see us signing autographs and going to the racetrack,” Tomac said. “I’m on the bike three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – and I’m cross-training all the time between that, depending on how I feel and how much I do. Our only real day off is Sunday.”
And Sundays are spent traveling home from the event, so there are no true days off, but that’s the way it works for the top 450cc riders in the world, like Tomac. He has his own track in his home state of Colorado, where he races three days a week. “I’m very lucky to have it,” Tomac said. The track is built to simulate Supercross and Motocross layouts to better prepare him for races.
“I’m on the motorcycle probably only an hour a day during Supercross,” Tomac said. “We do more during Motocross, as far as actual bike time.”
But he does much more than that. In between riding sessions, Tomac is a workout fanatic, getting in the best physical condition he can to tackle Supercross and motocross racers and tracks.
Varying workouts is best for him, keeping his body and mind sharp for race weekends. His trainer is none other than his father John, a champion mountain-bike racer.
“Myself and my dad pretty much do it all,” Tomac said.
Live coverage of the event starts at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.