Travel plans can wreck or improve fitness – What an athlete needs to know

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This week Coach Rob discusses how planned and unplanned travel can wreck your fitness and what you can do to protect yourself from losing your hard earned gains. Fitness lost takes twice as long to regain so make sure to list to Rob as he talks about how much fitness can be lost from 1-12 weeks of inactivity and several low costs and no cost methods of making sure you don’t lose your fitness when traveling.

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I get asked this a lot as a competitive cyclist but what I find even more interesting are the stories I get from other athletes. Many of us have similar tales about how we get that point in our lives where it’s time to race. What I also find interesting is what keeps athletes coming back for more year after … Read More

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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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