Rest and recovery the new transition


It’s that time of the year where athletes are winding down their season. I have some athletes transitioning to longer runs, Cyclocross, cross-country skiing and trail running.  While most of these athletes will say they are cyclists or multisport athletes they are all endurance athletes. So in that odd space between the end of one season and the beginning of … Read More

Age groupers hitting the wall on training weekdays


When endurance athletes are in training and are applying copious volume and intensity they are going to get tired. There is just no way around it. I have written and spoken on the subject many times. However I have seen several of my age groupers hitting a wall of fatigue when they reach Thursdays. This usually happens in athletes in … Read More

January Featured Smoothie Recipe


There are times when it seems that all I consume are smoothies. So I decided to keep up with my recipes and share them with you my athletes and readers. One of my favorite “cheat” snacks is peanut butter cups so I have created a smoothie that comes pretty close to tasting like my favorite indulgence! Endurance athletes LOVE to … Read More

Remove the guess work on overtraining

It’s been tough, really tough, but you are super motivated. You have hired a coach or you have built the ultimate training plan. You got up early, morning after morning and worked out late every evening. You have ridden, run and raced countless miles. You even went to the gym and lifted weights! You have dialed in your nutrition. You … Read More

Staying Frosty, The Best Performance Boost Ever!


As I write this article it is late summer and its hot, really hot! Over the winter months I performed several experiments while training to monitor how heat impacted my performance. Let me be very clear on what I mean by experiment. I didn’t use a detailed or written test protocol that I can share in this article. I am … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so lets get started. Q. I am just getting … Read More