Staying Frosty, The Best Performance Boost Ever!

As I write this article it is late summer and its hot, really hot! Over the winter months I performed several experiments while training to monitor how heat impacted my performance. Let me be very clear on what I mean by experiment. I didn’t use a detailed or written test protocol that I can share in this article. I am … Read More

Lessons Learned From The Field – ITT

Hey, everyone, I hope that the riding, running and racing season has been a rewarding one! It has been a long while since I posted 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 … 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 let’s get started. … 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

Intro to Training Factors: Balance, Flexibility and Agility

If you recall from my first article on training factors I wrote about the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I covered one of the most important training factors in the first article, endurance and listed all the other training factors. In this article I am going to cover three new training … Read More

Tip: It’s High Cadence not a Rodeo!

An athlete I work with recently asked me about how to reduce the bouncing in the saddle that some times comes with doing high cadence intervals. If you are bouncing in the saddle you maybe spinning faster than your body is ready for. It can take several weeks of training before your body/core will adapt to higher cadence/RPM. If you … Read More