Getting the most out of your visit to a gym

Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … 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

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

Tip: When to do anything in a race

Some time ago I wrote an article on when to attack and how to attack in a bike race. Recently a great question was asked: “When should I not attack in a race?” I think a better way to ask this question would be when should I take any action in a race? It takes time to learn to read … Read More

Preparing to train and race in the heat

It’s that time of the year where the US start to warm up and the readers of The Coached Cyclist are interested in racing tactics. So with the two in mind I thought I would share my experiences with dealing with heat as a cyclist.