No such thing as an off-season!


I don’t rant often but I couldn’t resist when it came to this topic. I promise to start covering more “diverse” topics soon. I love it when someone tells me that they have no off-season because the weather is warm enough year around to ride or run outdoors. Temperature really has nothing to do with off-season training. The off-season is … Read More

Benchmark Rides and What NOT TO DO In Group Ride


 I love getting out and riding new roads, meeting new cyclists and pushing myself. So this weekend I did something I have not done in some time. I rode my first century in 5 years. Why so long since my last century? Well the racing I take part in does not need this kind of training volume and getting out … Read More

Doctors Giving Horrendous Nutrition Advice – How to counter it!


Its time for a Coach Rob rant! While I am not perfect when it comes to my diet I am absolutely blown away about a recent article at Science Daily “Debunking water myths: Weight loss, calorie burn and more”. The dietitian in the Science Daily article linked above actually suggested that Diet Sodas were a great way to hydrate! While … Read More

Dealing with injuries head on!


I hope the title of this article motivates you to deal with an injury ASAP. The longer you wait to figure out what the injury is or how it happened the more damage you could be doing! I also urge you to seek information on reputable web sites as well as from multiple in person visits with professionals. It’s a … Read More

A Bad Day On The Bike or an Opportunity


Been a while since I posted a rant and I am not even sure I can call this post a rant but more of a reality check. I was “dinged” on one of my own competitive performances by a local athlete that I do not know personally. I won’t say what I thought about their response initially but now I … Read More

Making the ultimate sacrafice


Amateur endurance athletes enter into competition for many reasons and in all cases our actions getting there speak volumes about our desires, work ethics and sometimes our emotions. I hope that the tragedy that unfolded at the 2013 Boston Marathon does not deter you from your dreams, desires, hopes wishes and prayers as a runner. Please do not let the … Read More