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
Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines
I am not a fan of spreading Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) but I was beginning to wonder about how long a body can continue to make improvements and take the punishment of training and competing. I am not just a coach I am also a competitive runner, road cyclist and duathlete and every time I feel slower or get … Read More
The bike fit, The next level of obsessiveness or just common sense cycling?
So far I have been writing about how cyclists can utilize basic tactics, hydration, climbing techniques and how to become a more efficient rider. The most recent article helped cyclists discover why good posture is important for various types of riding. All of the training, technique and tactics are great places to start but if you hurt while you ride … 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
Recon missions for competitive cyclists part 1 of 3
The next time you get ready for a race ask yourself the following questions: Who are my/our competitors and What route does the course take? These two very simple questions if researched thoroughly will result in a wealth of information that might just give you the upper hand.