Improving Your FTP NOW

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Welcome to the first article of many this season in what I am calling the Season of Power at Positive Performance Coaching. These articles will also be posted at our partner’s site Power Meter City.  You will find some fantastic offers at the bottom of this article on purchasing a power meter and even how to get a free training plan … Read More

Getting faster the fastest way possible

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I am taking a quote out of context but was once told by a couple of notable cycling coaches that “speed is a byproduct of power and that searching for faster speeds was irrelevant” and that “I should be trying to figure out how to build more power”. Please remember that I am taking a quote out of context here … Read More

Base Training in the Off-Season

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Base training should be considered the most important part of any training plan. Base training is the foundation that all other training is built on. With out a strong and wide foundation your peak performance will be shallow! Building a strong Foundation While the desire to build a strong foundation is present in all cyclists who decide to utilize structure … Read More

Preparatory Training Phase

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In the last article I spoke a bit about the transition from the in-season to the off-season. This is known as transition phase or the rest and recovery phase. During that phase we want to clear our heads and get some casual activities that keep us moving but away from our primary sport. So what comes after the end of … Read More

Structure Your Training To Win

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Its that time of year that I get all kinds of questions from self coached athletes and athletes that are looking to hire a coach. This year is only slightly different than previous years. I have been getting more an more calls and emails about power meters, power training and analyzing power data then ever before. I also get the … Read More

Secrets of climbing specialists

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Welcome back to another article! I hope you found the last article on Pacing Strategies helpful in thinking about how you can ride smarter and more efficiently. Hope you enjoy the photo taken by DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden on July 14, 2011. One of … Read More