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

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

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

Preparing for your new racing season Pt 2

In the last article “What goes into developing a training plan” I outlined what all competitive athletes need to be thinking about, planning for and preparing for to have a great season on the bike. I listed several bullets of what needs to be done to prepare for planning. I am going to extend each bullet addin a summary of … Read More

What goes into developing a training plan

Time to get ready for a new season of training and racing Been a while since I had an article series here at Positive Performance Coaching and was looking over past articles to see where I could gain some inspiration. I wrote an article based on a blog post by Coach Joe Friel on writing a seasonal summary and have … Read More