Secrets of climbing specialists

Welcome back to another article! I hope you found the last article on Pacing Strategies helpful in thinking about how you can ride smarter and more efficiently. Hope you enjoy the photo taken by DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden on July 14, 2011. One of … Read More

Pacing Strategies

One of my favorite topics that cover’s many concerns for both competitive and recreational riders is Pacing Strategies. When I think of pacing I think of time trials and who else but Bradley Wiggins would make for a go to photo op! What do I mean when I say pacing? Pacing simply means to move (speed) at a particular rate … Read More

Getting More From your Coach – 10 Lessons Learned…

I have been fortunate to coach a cross section of athletes in the few seasons I have been a coach. When working with Recreational and competitive cyclists, runners and multisport athletes I have witnessed a pattern of behaviors that has lead me to change how I coach from time to time. I have been pondering why these behaviors and actions … Read More

Tip: Rolling a hill

I was recently reminded about an older article I wrote about my experiences riding a fixed gear bike. The biggest lesson I took away from riding the fixed gear bike is that there is NO coasting especially when cresting a hill! I was out on a recent coaching ride with a young man and his father who is a Track … Read More

Intro to Training Factors: Balance, Flexibility and Agility

If you recall from my first article on training factors I wrote about the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I covered one of the most important training factors in the first article, endurance and listed all the other training factors. In this article I am going to cover three new training … Read More

Do you know your training factors?

Last year I wrote a series of articles for a health magazine and have decided to re post them here starting this week. In the first series I went into great depth of what training factors are and covered each training factor and how they benefit cyclists using a structured/periodized training plan. Then I wrap up the whole article series … Read More