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

Workouts for 5K runners wanting to run longer or faster


Once runners have caught the competitive running bug I usually hear two requests. I want to run in longer races or I want to run faster 5ks. For 5K specialists that want to run in longer distance races the trick is to increase mileage and training volume safely over several weeks/months. I have seen many 5k specialists who will just … Read More

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 3


We last left Mr. X he was working through the second phase of a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we covered the types of training, equipment updates and some early results. So Mr. X had his second FTP test this past weekend and there were some disappointments and … Read More

Grit – traits of great athletes


I have been thinking quite a bit lately about what the traits are that define great athletes. Of course the old adage of picking your parents well has a lot to do with it. However I have seen average folks do well with the talents they have regardless of their genetic gifts. I have also seen athletes make life long … Read More

Lessons Learned From The Field – ITT


Hey everyone hope that the riding, running and racing season has been a rewarding one! Its been a long while since I posted a lessons learned post and was thinking about some of the new the new things I have been putting into practice this season while racing in Individual Time Trials. I have spent the better part of the … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so lets get started. Q. I am just getting … Read More