20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 3

We last left Mr. X he was working through the second phase of a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we covered the types of training, equipment updates and some early results. So Mr. X had his second FTP test this past weekend and there were some disappointments and … Read More

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 2

We last left Mr. X at the beginning of his journey to carry out a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we described the equipment and parameters of Mr. X’s goal. So what has Mr. X been doing since the last article? Well Mr. X has been living life, … 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

Trainer Miles vs. Road Miles, Which is Best?

Here is a great question that comes up from time to time on many forums and blogs. “Should trainer miles count?” Here is where it get’s fun. My initial response was “Gang, Miles are Miles.” Then the conversation really picked up steam. I stayed out of it because I have a very strong opinion about logging data and reporting on … Read More

Tip: Setting up a trainer room

Its getting darker out and colder. Whats a roadie to do? Break out the trainer and rollers. Love them or hate them trainers are a necessary part of the competitive cyclists life. Not only are trainers used in the colder months they are also used for a litany of other chores.