Avoiding illness this season

I hate getting sick! I am pretty sure I am not alone. We endurance athletes are a funny bunch. We are more than willing to hammer for hours on end on the bike, run mile after mile, complete brick after brick and strength train like Olympic weight lifters without a complaint. Inevitably we all push our luck, get sick and … 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 Sports Nutritionists in the industry, Kelli Jennings of Apex Nutrition LLC. What I am going to share is … 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

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

Tip: Get the most out of your gym visit

I love this time of the year. New plans, new goals and crisp air. It’s also that time of the year many cyclist and multisport athletes head back to the gym. Usually along with lots of new gym members who are fulfilling that time-honored tradition starting on their new years resolutions. Lots of cyclists already hate the idea of lifting … Read More

Garbage In Garbage Out

Nutrition has become a huge part of my training and competitions this year. I have lost weight and felt better in my day-to-day life. This all has come about due to my nutrition coach and coaching partner Kelli from Apex Nutrition. I am very much a creature of habit and slow to make changes in my training so sticking to … Read More