How to Train Successfully Without Power or Heart Rate Data

When I first started training to become a faster cyclist I didn’t have a power meter or even a heart rate monitor. All I trained with was a bike computer that supported a speed and cadence sensor and I got fast! I went from being able to barely hold on to the pack or falling off the back in group … Read More

US Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue Discounts

It has been my pleasure to coach several active duty and retired military personnel since I became a coach. I have also had the pleasure of knowing and working with several firefighters in my life. So I would like to give back in a small way. All active duty, retired and veterans of the US Armed Forces, State, and Local … Read More

The myth of being in “starvation mode”

I was speaking with an athlete recently and I may have contributed to a myth. The idea that you can restrict calories and not lose weight is a myth. Instead what is likely is one of two other issues. One, the athlete’s metabolic rate may be slowing or two, the athlete has been gaining muscle. How can you tell the … Read More

Are You Training Enough

There are no perfect ways to determine if you are training right or training enough. Besides, perfect is often the enemy of good or even great results. I have tried several methods to determine the appropriate amount of volume when building training plans. I have used simple formulas from only increasing training volume by 20% every few weeks, to published … Read More

Power data can tell you what type of cyclist you are

Power data can tell you what type of cyclist you are In our last article we discussed the various ways to measure your power. Did you know that not only can you use those measures to determine what your Functional Threshold Power is but also that you could use the other data you have been collecting to determine what kind … Read More

No Fat November on the Endurance Quick Cast

The month of November has been deemed, No Fat November by Coach Rob. The month of November Coach Kelli and Coach Rob are going to be delivering 2-3 shows a week to help endurance athletes make this winter their leanest ever! Look for weekly sports nutrition guidance from Coach Kelli while Coach Rob brings you training, technical guidance and helps … Read More