Die Strava Die…

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…Long Live Strava By now as a cyclist and or runner you have likely heard of Strava, which bills itself as a community of athletes from all over the world. The service is deceptively simple to use and I have a love hate relationship with Strava. Depending on the day, the circumstance and the athlete in question is when I … Read More

Sprint Like a Pro – part 3

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In the last article (pt2) I covered the training factors involved in sprinting and give prescriptions on how to improve your sprint. In this article I am going to cover the time and timing of sprint training. What do I mean by the time and timing of sprint training? The energy and muscles that allow us to deliver crushing sprints … 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

Specificity is required to win

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As a coach I am constantly trying to find solutions for improving performance in my athletes. After reviewing the data from training and racing results from a myriad of athletes; has lead me to some simple truths on helping athletes meet and exceed their goals. One of these truths is that to be successful, athletes must train with specificity!!!!!! I … 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

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