20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 3

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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

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 2

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We last left Mr. X at the beginning of his journey to carry out a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we described the equipment and parameters of Mr. X’s goal. So what has Mr. X been doing since the last article? Well Mr. X has been living life, … Read More

How did you get started racing bikes?

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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

20 kilometers in 20 minutes – The Performance Goal

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A while back it was brought to my attention that readers were wanting to see more technical details in my articles as it pertains to athletic performance. So I have decided to partner with one of my One-On-One athletes to document the trials and tribulations of reaching an Off Season performance goal. This athletes particular goal is actually very simple. … Read More

Grit – traits of great athletes

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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

The “Odd Season” and Transition Timing

In terms of sports seasons we usually talk about the race season and the off-season but right now I am dealing with the odd season. The odd season is that time of the year when you are between your last major A/Priority event or race and the off-season. This can be a mentally and physically tough time of the year. … Read More