Answering the questions of new bike racers

I have had some new athletes join PPC in the last season asking very good questions about competitive cycling that I find myself repeating answers to. Thought I would share some of these questions and my usual answers. If you have questions about racing or cycling, in general, leave a comment. 1. Will racing more make me a better racer? … Read More

Structure Your Training To Win

Its that time of year that I get all kinds of questions from self coached athletes and athletes that are looking to hire a coach. This year is only slightly different than previous years. I have been getting more an more calls and emails about power meters, power training and analyzing power data then ever before. I also get the … Read More

Remove the guess work on overtraining

It’s been tough, really tough, but you are super motivated. You have hired a coach or you have built the ultimate training plan. You got up early, morning after morning and worked out late every evening. You have ridden, run and raced countless miles. You even went to the gym and lifted weights! You have dialed in your nutrition. You … 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

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 lets get started. … Read More

Do you know your training factors?

Last year I wrote a series of articles for a health magazine and have decided to re post them here starting this week. In the first series I went into great depth of what training factors are and covered each training factor and how they benefit cyclists using a structured/periodized training plan. Then I wrap up the whole article series … Read More