NEW PPC website has launched


We have completely overhauled the PPC web site. You can find all of the original posts and new posts under the blog link in the top navigation. We have completely reorganized Coaching Services, Training Plans, and Clinics and Camps pages and there respective content. We added a whole new section to the website called Other Services. These other services cover … Read More

Preparatory Training Phase

DCF 1.0

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

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

All About the Inaugural PPC Training Camp


Well our very first training camp is behind us! A total of 12 cyclists converged on the Smoky Mountains from Arkansas, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to learn quite a bit about group riding, pace lining, bike handling, climbing and descending. The cyclists that joined us for our first camp ranged from beginning competitive cyclists to intermediate competitive cyclists. … Read More

Kitchen Sink Workouts


I love to read and learn everything I can about endurance sports. A few seasons ago I picked up “Training and Racing With A Power Meter” written by Hunter and Coggan. In this book I learned of a new type of workout, Kitchen Sink Workouts (KS). These workouts were very different from what I had been use to. I had … Read More

Intro to Training Factors: Balance, Flexibility and Agility

If you recall from my first article on training factors I wrote about the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I covered one of the most important training factors in the first article, endurance and listed all the other training factors. In this article I am going to cover three new training … Read More