Top 5 ways to beat the heat this summer

As cyclists and runners we endurance athletes have to deal with all kinds of ridiculous weather. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite articles to help you with training and racing in the heat. Here is hoping that you end up feeling less parched than a dried lake bed after reading the articles! Understanding how … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines

I am not a fan of spreading Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) but I was beginning to wonder about how long a body can continue to make improvements and take the punishment of training and competing. I am not just a coach I am also a competitive runner, road cyclist and duathlete and every time I feel slower or get … Read More

Making the ultimate sacrafice

Amateur endurance athletes enter into competition for many reasons and in all cases our actions getting there speak volumes about our desires, work ethics and sometimes our emotions. I hope that the tragedy that unfolded at the 2013 Boston Marathon does not deter you from your dreams, desires, hopes wishes and prayers as a runner. Please do not let the … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: 5 Tips to Avoid the Post-Ride Fatigue

Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with a recovery shake straight after. But 2 hrs on, sleepiness sets in. … Read More

The right sports drink

One of the aspects of nutrition that we cyclists don’t give much thought to is hydration. We think that I’ll just drink water or buy a sports/energy drink for my ride. It’s just easy to run some tap water into a bike bottle or just purchase a sports drink during a store stop. I will admit that some sports drinks … 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