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

10 ways to make this your best off season

I was catching up with my sports nutrition coach, Kelli Jennings at Apex Nutrition, this week and I wrote about getting stuck in ruts and it inspired this article. I hope it helps you to make profound changes in your off-season! One quick reminder before I jump into this list I want to remind both competitive and recreational cyclists, runners … Read More

Know Your Training Zones part 2 of 2

In our first article on training zones we covered quite a bit of generalized ground on training zones and how to measure them including a few of the tests athletes and coaches use to discover their training zones. So lets cover the details of the various training zones, what they accomplish and how to recognize a weakness and strength in … Read More

Tip: Redefining fast

I get asked all the time, “How can I ride faster?” Over the years I have given all sorts of tips for new and experienced recreational riders. Thought I would share some of these tried and true tips and some new ones. My usual response to new recreational and competitive cyclists: Hire a coach Loose Weight Learn to eat right … Read More