Bench Talk – Making smart upgrades to you and your bike

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This week Coach Rob gives guidance on upgrades to improve your physical performance and the performance of your bike. Rob’s questions are becoming more and more seasonal and bike upgrades are no different. So as Coach Rob receives on-season questions related to bike upgrades he thought he would give his most common guidance.

Make your run more comfortable

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When you need to run more often to reach your performance goals you need to learn how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It doesn’t mean you have to be miserable so coach Rob is going to share his favorite tips on the Endurance Quick Cast on how to become more comfortable on runs. Before trying to improve your comfort … Read More

Riding aero is fast but are you ready for it?

I have had numerous questions recently about riding “aero”. Questions have ranged from: installation and selection of clip on aero bars, what to expect when riding aero bars, wind conditions, flexibility and the benefits of aero bikes vs. road bikes vs. TT/Tri Bikes. So what does Riding Aero mean? Riding Aero is used to describe a rider’s position on the … Read More

Wet roads are no excuse for riding like a squirrel

On my way commute work this AM I was greeted with heavy rain and lots of puddles on the road. When I say commute I mean in the comfort of my truck not a bike. I probably hydroplaned a few times on the commute but nothing serious. This reminded me of a conversation I had with one of my athletes … Read More

Getting the most out of your visit to a gym

Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … Read More