The Myths and Truths of Improving Your Climbing

There are lots of popular tips about training for this or that problem area in all sports that isn’t true. Just because your buddy, cycling magazine or bike shop owner tells you it is doesn’t make it right. So am I saying that I am an expert and have all the knowledge? Absolutely not! I am a coach that reads … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob – Cycling and Running

I get lots of questions and many of them are ones I have answered in the past. However I have some with new twists and some new questions that are because of new coaching services I offer such as running and bike fitting. So I thought I thought I would share some of the most recent questions from readers and … Read More

Benchmark Rides and What NOT TO DO In Group Ride

 I love getting out and riding new roads, meeting new cyclists and pushing myself. So this weekend I did something I have not done in some time. I rode my first century in 5 years. Why so long since my last century? Well the racing I take part in does not need this kind of training volume and getting out … Read More

Time to celebrate Coach Rob’s Milestone

This month Positive Performance Coaching has published over 200 articles for cyclists, runners and endurance athletes. Everything from equipment reviews, weight loss, training, coaching, racing, tactics, news and even a few rants. On top of this Coach Rob has also written 20 articles for online magazines and written almost 100 scripts for his previous podcast.   To celebrate we are … Read More

Consistency – traits of great athletes

In the last article, I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered sacrifice. I wrote about how great athletes don’t see that what they are doing as a sacrifice, but part of what needs to be done. Prior to this, I wrote about grit and how great athletes use grit to overcome odds. I think that some would … Read More

Do you smell ammonia after a workout? Here is why

Do you ever have an ammonia smell that you just can’t find after a workout? This phantom smell was driving me crazy!, so I did a little investigation. Before I begin I want to add a small disclaimer. I do not claim to be an expert on this subject. I am not a doctor and have no medical background, nor … Read More