This is what’s keeping you from winning

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In the last several seasons I have had a slew of top 5 finishes and a number of third place finishes and I am seeing some patterns of why 1st place eluded me and possibly others. Don’t get me wrong I have had several wins as well but not always at the races I wanted the win at. On a … Read More

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 3

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We last left Mr. X he was working through the second phase of a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we covered the types of training, equipment updates and some early results. So Mr. X had his second FTP test this past weekend and there were some disappointments and … Read More

Tools for annual training plans

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It’s that time of year where competitive cyclists, runners and multisport athletes start to think about the next year of competition. I was trading emails with one of my athletes that I coach about training phases and the question about how each one lasts came up. I realized then that I had articles that I had written for a magazine … Read More

10 ways to make this your best off season

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I was catching up with my sports nutrition coach, Kelli Jennings at Apex Nutrition, this week and I wrote about getting stuck in ruts and it inspired this article. I hope it helps you to make profound changes in your off-season! One quick reminder before I jump into this list I want to remind both competitive and recreational cyclists, runners … Read More

Picking your big race wisely

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If you have read my articles you know I am fan of outcome performance based goals and prioritizing competitive efforts. I have all of my athletes, whether they are recreational or competitive cyclists, runners or multisport athletes prioritize their events/races by applying a letter grade to the event. The grades we use are A, B and C priority events. A-priority … Read More