Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

The title of the article says a lot about me, the people I coach and how a race went down over the weekend that I want to share with endurance competitors. I have had my fair share of obstacles in life to overcome and sports is no different. I have had bad years, good years and great years as an … Read More

The pre race warm up

I have written about warming up and cooling down after races and training rides in the past and even had some interesting comments about cool downs but this season I have had more conversations with athletes I coach about pre race warm ups. What do I mean by a pre race warm up? This is a training ride done the … Read More

Kitchen Sink Workouts

I love to read and learn everything I can about endurance sports. A few seasons ago I picked up “Training and Racing With A Power Meter” written by Hunter and Coggan. In this book I learned of a new type of workout, Kitchen Sink Workouts (KS). These workouts were very different from what I had been use to. I had … Read More

Tip: When to do anything in a race

Some time ago I wrote an article on when to attack and how to attack in a bike race. Recently a great question was asked: “When should I not attack in a race?” I think a better way to ask this question would be when should I take any action in a race? It takes time to learn to read … Read More

Preparing for your new racing season Pt 2

In the last article “What goes into developing a training plan” I outlined what all competitive athletes need to be thinking about, planning for and preparing for to have a great season on the bike. I listed several bullets of what needs to be done to prepare for planning. I am going to extend each bullet addin a summary of … Read More