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

Riding Solo

On a recent ride I was thinking about my riding experiences of the last 12 years and reminiscing on what I have enjoyed the most about riding my bike and what has been the most beneficial in my development as a cyclist. Don’t look to hard science here or hard-core coaching wisdom just thinking through it in an article. There … Read More

Trainer Miles vs. Road Miles, Which is Best?

Here is a great question that comes up from time to time on many forums and blogs. “Should trainer miles count?” Here is where it get’s fun. My initial response was “Gang, Miles are Miles.” Then the conversation really picked up steam. I stayed out of it because I have a very strong opinion about logging data and reporting on … Read More

Believe in your self and your training

When I started to train with a purpose and structure I had one real goal in mind – “Get into the mix!’ I just wanted to be involved in that part of the race where athlete’s are responsible for the outcomes of races and not just there to sit in or forced to struggle.

Debunking Fixed Gear Training Myths

A recent blog post stated that investing training time on a fixed gear bike is not helpful to a competitive cyclist. The usual claim I see with riding a fixie is that it will help you develop leg speed. I can think of several other ways to do this with out the use of a fixie’. My favorite would be to train on rollers in the off season as well as neuro-muscular focused intervals on a trainer or the open road.