Preparatory Training Phase

In the last article, I spoke a bit about the transition from the in-season to the off-season. This is known as transition phase or the rest and recovery phase. During that phase, we want to clear our heads and get some casual activities that keep us moving but away from our primary sport. So what comes after the end of … Read More

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

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

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

The pre race warm up

I have written about warming up and cooling down after races and training rides in the past and even had some interesting comments about cool downs but this season I have had more conversations with athletes I coach about pre race warm ups. What do I mean by a pre race warm up? This is a training ride done the … Read More

The Mid Season Break

Well as of the writing of this article it is the middle of the racing and event season for most Cyclists, Runners and Multisport athletes. By now you have completed base training, build training and have been racing and or participating in non-competitive events. You maybe getting tired too! The mid season break, as I like to refer to it … Read More