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

Adaptability – traits of great athletes

In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered consistency. I wrote about how the best performing athletes are not necessarily born super star athletes but do everything in training and competition consistently. Prior to this I wrote about sacrifice and how great athletes make fundamental changes in their lifestyles to meet goals and objectives. … Read More

Consistency – traits of great athletes

In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered sacrifice. I wrote about how great athletes don’t see that what they are doing as a sacrifice, but part of what needs to be done. Prior to this I wrote about grit and how great athletes use grit to overcome odds. I think that some would … Read More

Age groupers hitting the wall on training weekdays

When endurance athletes are in training and are applying copious volume and intensity they are going to get tired. There is just no way around it. I have written and spoken on the subject many times. However I have seen several of my age groupers hitting a wall of fatigue when they reach Thursdays. This usually happens in athletes in … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so lets get started. Q. I am just getting … 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