Team Time Trial Preperation and Tactics


I have been racing for quite a while now and participated in many pace lines, taught pace line skills and raced in numerous Individual Time Trials but I have never raced in a Team Time Trial AKA: TTT. The individual time time trial is often referred to the race of truth but add teammates and you have the potential to … Read More

Benchmark Rides and What NOT TO DO In Group Ride


 I love getting out and riding new roads, meeting new cyclists and pushing myself. So this weekend I did something I have not done in some time. I rode my first century in 5 years. Why so long since my last century? Well the racing I take part in does not need this kind of training volume and getting out … Read More

Cold weather training for cyclists and runners


If you are living in cold weather climates and are an endurance athlete it maybe time to bundle up. While I am writing this article it’s early fall in KY, the wind is blowing, it’s raining and it’s cold! Yuck! Man I am not looking forward to being out in this but there will come a point where riding my … Read More

Lessons Learned From The Field – ITT


Hey everyone hope that the riding, running and racing season has been a rewarding one! Its been a long while since I posted a lessons learned post and was thinking about some of the new the new things I have been putting into practice this season while racing in Individual Time Trials. I have spent the better part of 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 best training ever – The Hammer Fest


Nothing to scientific about working hard and getting a good sweat on as an athlete! I love to train with structure but sometimes the unexpected can do more for making physical adaptations than the best-designed workout using a power meter. Enter the hammer fest! Call it the Tuesday Night Worlds, Wednesday Hammer Fest or the Thursday night Throw Down and … Read More