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

Yes you have the time and can afford a coach. I will prove it

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“I need a coach but I can’t afford the cost or time required to work with one.” This is a statement I hear often, very often… Private coaches are often maligned as being an unobtainable luxury in the world of amateur endurance sports. With a wealth of well-written books, articles, podcasts and videos it is believed by many athletes that … Read More

Sprint Like a PRO! – part 2

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In the last article I covered how to improve sprinting in broad strokes. This week I am going to cover some details specifically concerning training factors that have a sprinting focus. Speed, Force, Muscle Endurance, Anaerobic Endurance, Power and Power Endurance are the training factors that play a role in improving a cyclist’s ability to sprint. However I did add … Read More

NEW PPC website has launched

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We have completely overhauled the PPC web site. You can find all of the original posts and new posts under the blog link in the top navigation. We have completely reorganized Coaching Services, Training Plans, and Clinics and Camps pages and there respective content. We added a whole new section to the website called Other Services. These other services cover … Read More

Adaptability – traits of great athletes

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In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered consistency. I wrote about how the best performing athletes are not necessarily born super star athletes but do everything in training and competition consistently. Prior to this I wrote about sacrifice and how great athletes make fundamental changes in their lifestyles to meet goals and objectives. … Read More

Team Time Trial Preperation and Tactics

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I have been racing for quite a while now and participated in many pace lines, taught pace line skills and raced in numerous Individual Time Trials but I have never raced in a Team Time Trial AKA: TTT. The individual time time trial is often referred to the race of truth but add teammates and you have the potential to … Read More