You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure

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Having a power meter, learning about the different power terms/jargon and watching the wattage numbers wiz by on your bike computer is going to loose it’s appeal shortly after you get your power meter installed. So what is a cyclist to do?   Test and test regularly!  Why?  You can’t improve what you Don’t Measure Dr. H. James Harrington , … Read More

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

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

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

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