January Featured Smoothie Recipe


There are times when it seems that all I consume are smoothies. So I decided to keep up with my recipes and share them with you my athletes and readers. One of my favorite “cheat” snacks is peanut butter cups so I have created a smoothie that comes pretty close to tasting like my favorite indulgence! Endurance athletes LOVE to … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines Part 2


In part one of this article I brought up my thoughts about age and declining performance and answered a couple of my own nagging questions this season by seeing the performance of masters’ age groupers performing very well in a major Duathlon. I still have a few more questions that I am curious to get answered so lets get started. … Read More

On bike nutrition strategies


I get asked all kinds of questions about sports nutrition as a coach. What I share is practical knowledge based on my own experience as an athlete and a coach. It also doesn’t hurt to be coached by one of the best Sport Nutritionists in the industry, Kelli Jennings of Apex Nutrition LLC. What I am going to share is … Read More

Is your cycling posture right for your riding style?


In a previous article I covered how cyclists can improve pedaling efficiency through increasing cadence. This was accomplished using pedaling drills and several interval based workouts that smooth pedal strokes and increase leg speed. While pedaling efficiency is very important aspect of becoming and efficient cyclists there are many other things we can do to improve our ride as cyclists. … Read More

Training nutrition Thursday: Build-Your-Own Pre-Training Smoothie


Here is another amazing article from Coach Kelli. I get asked all the time how many carbs should I take in. Read the entire article and you will find out how many you need! The pre-training ritual.  Most every athlete has one, whether strategic or not.  At the top of the list is what to eat.  Some work out on … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: Dinner-Before-A-Race Carbs

Hey everybody, This will be the first gust column of many from PPC partner Coach Kelli Jennings of Apex Nutrition LLC. Kelli is also my Sports Nutrition Coach and I can promise you that if you follow through on even half of what Kelli writes for us here at PPC you will feel better, ride and run faster and drop … Read More