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
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
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
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
Part 4 Goals and Planning: Rob’s Off Season Training
In this 4th and last post on my goals and planning for the 2009 Road Racing season I will complete my coverage of my off season preparation.