Feeling ready

I hate to say this but as a coach who has worked with endurance athletes of all abilities and race disciplines some times it comes down to how you feel on race day. This doesn’t mean that your hard work, discipline and focus have nothing to do with your success as an athlete. However sometimes how you feel on race … Read More

Know Your Training Zones part 2 of 2

In our first article on training zones we covered quite a bit of generalized ground on training zones and how to measure them including a few of the tests athletes and coaches use to discover their training zones. So lets cover the details of the various training zones, what they accomplish and how to recognize a weakness and strength in … Read More

The Warm Up and the Cool Down

I was recently asked by one of my athletes to share some details on warming up. Warming up for a training ride or a race can become one of the factors that can contribute to a great or poor training/racing result. So why are warm ups so important? A warm up is just that, it warms up muscles and prepares … Read More

Picking your big race wisely

If you have read my articles you know I am fan of outcome performance based goals and prioritizing competitive efforts. I have all of my athletes, whether they are recreational or competitive cyclists, runners or multisport athletes prioritize their events/races by applying a letter grade to the event. The grades we use are A, B and C priority events. A-priority … 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