10 habits of successful competitive runners

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In my time coaching competitive endurance athletes I have learned some truths about what it takes to develop a successful athlete. These are not hard and fast rules or even magic workouts. Instead I would classify these as athletic mentality, habits or even traits.  The mentality, habits or traits that I have found that benefit my runners the most are … Read More

Sprint Like a PRO! – part 1

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Cyclists of all levels will eventually need to or at least want to sprint better. However not everyone thinks they are a good sprinter. While you may not be genetically gifted or even all that fast, sprinting can become a necessary part of your riding. Cyclists will inevitably ride in town and need to sprint to get around other cyclists, … Read More

Running form guidance and corrective actions

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One of the most written about and discussed aspects of running is running form and how to perfect it. As we all know perfection is a myth however improvement is always desirable. I understand that we can’t deal with all running form challenges in one article so I thought I would see if I could simplify the guidance and help … Read More

The dos and don’ts of running for cyclists x-training

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If you are approaching you’re off-season or are about to transition from one sport to another you maybe familiar with the concept of X-training (Cross Training). Do not confuse this with Cross-Fit or CX Training! X-training is simply another healthy low intensity activity. Cyclists will likely want to look at running, hiking, swimming and even returning to the weight room … Read More

Answering the questions of new bike racers

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I have had some new athletes join PPC in the last season asking very good questions about competitive cycling that I find myself repeating answers to. Thought I would share some of these questions and my usual answers. If you have questions about racing or cycling in general leave a comment. 1. Will racing more make me a better racer? … Read More

Adaptability – traits of great athletes

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In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered consistency. I wrote about how the best performing athletes are not necessarily born super star athletes but do everything in training and competition consistently. Prior to this I wrote about sacrifice and how great athletes make fundamental changes in their lifestyles to meet goals and objectives. … Read More