Base Training in the Off-Season


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

DCF 1.0

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


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


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

Tools for annual training plans


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

Training Periodization Part 2/2


Time to head to the finish line stronger! In my previous article I covered the basics of periodization, training cycles, training phases and what goes into what may arguably be the 3 most important training phases in any endurance athletes training. I covered what went into Base 1, 2, 3 and the various training factors that are the focus of … Read More