In last week’s Bench Talk Coach Rob talked about tools that all cyclists should own. This week Coach Rob talks about a different kind of tool(s) but tools none the less. The tools to collect, manage and analyze training and race data. If you were curious about your options when it comes to collecting performance data then have a listen! Oh, and Coach Rob is giving away free training plans!!!!
Getting the most out of your visit to a gym
Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … Read More
Grit – traits of great athletes
I have been thinking quite a bit lately about what the traits are that define great athletes. Of course the old adage of picking your parents well has a lot to do with it. However I have seen average folks do well with the talents they have regardless of their genetic gifts. I have also seen athletes make life long … Read More
The “Odd Season” and Transition Timing
In terms of sports seasons we usually talk about the race season and the off-season but right now I am dealing with the odd season. The odd season is that time of the year when you are between your last major A/Priority event or race and the off-season. This can be a mentally and physically tough time of the year. … Read More
Staying Frosty, The Best Performance Boost Ever!
As I write this article it is late summer and its hot, really hot! Over the winter months I performed several experiments while training to monitor how heat impacted my performance. Let me be very clear on what I mean by experiment. I didn’t use a detailed or written test protocol that I can share in this article. I am … 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
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