A Bad Day On The Bike or an Opportunity

Been a while since I posted a rant and I am not even sure I can call this post a rant but more of a reality check. I was “dinged” on one of my own competitive performances by a local athlete that I do not know personally. I won’t say what I thought about their response initially but now I … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: 5 Tips to Avoid the Post-Ride Fatigue

Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with a recovery shake straight after. But 2 hrs on, sleepiness sets in. … 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

Training Nutrition Thursday: Dinner-Before-A-Race Carbs

Hey everybody, This will be the first gust column of many from PPC partner Coach Kelli Jennings of Apex Nutrition LLC. Kelli is also my Sports Nutrition Coach and I can promise you that if you follow through on even half of what Kelli writes for us here at PPC you will feel better, ride and run faster and drop … Read More

Secrets of climbing specialists

Welcome back to another article! I hope you found the last article on Pacing Strategies helpful in thinking about how you can ride smarter and more efficiently. Hope you enjoy the photo taken by DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden on July 14, 2011. One of … Read More

Tip: How to quit stuffing your face

quickHere is another tip based on a reader request. How do I keep from eating so much? I am paraphrasing but this is the basis of the tips below. I hired a sports nutrition coach, Kelli from Apex Nutrition, last summer and it has been a fantastic experience. So much so I have partnered with Kelli. Much of what Kelli … Read More