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, I hope that the riding, running and racing season has been a rewarding one! It has been a long while since I posted 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 … Read More

Top 5 ways to beat the heat this summer

As cyclists and runners we endurance athletes have to deal with all kinds of ridiculous weather. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite articles to help you with training and racing in the heat. Here is hoping that you end up feeling less parched than a dried lake bed after reading the articles! Understanding how … Read More

Measuring Performance FTP vs LT

I recently requested questions from those that follow PPC on Facebook and Twitter and while I was going through some of the question one stood out as an excellent question for a standalone article. Thanks, Jim! The question is as follows: “I’ve been using Lactate Threshold to shape my workouts for years, is Functional Threshold Power more important, or should … Read More

The best training ever – The Hammer Fest

Nothing too 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

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