One of the harder things to get used to is the concept of two hard days on the bike in a row is a huge benefit to training. Research has shown that alternating hard and easy days can help with your training as a basic concept. Of course, the key is to go HARD and […]Read more "Two Hard Days on the Bike"
Training for bike racing is hard enough. When you add travel, it can feel overwhelming and near impossible. If done right, travel can be perfectly plan to include your rest days and to recharge. It’s pretty difficult to get some of the folks I work with to take a break, so in those cases this […]Read more "Reminder that Travel and Training isn’t Impossible"
I often forget how riding a road bike can both be simple and complicated. The mechanics of riding a bike are pretty instinctual, once you learn. However, entering the world of road riding can be quite complicated. You are out in an uncontrolled environment that leaves little margin for error. You are exposed to the […]Read more "Road Bike Skills Training"
Riding the trainer is simply the worst. So much of what most folks like about the bike is missing from the indoor experience and therefore the indoor experience is extremely lacking. However, there is a light at the end of this tunnel and in many ways we are already there. No longer is the indoor […]Read more "Indoor Trainer"
Group rides are an important part of cycling training. In a culture that doesn’t grow up watching bike racing, the group ride is our way of learning all the dynamics of riding in a group. The early season group ride is always an interesting challenge. Inevitably there is always a wide variety of fitness levels and […]Read more "Early Season Group Rides."
I get a lot of questions about weight training and cycling. Since I come from a football/rugby background and my father was a bodybuilder as a kid, I feel like I have pretty good understanding of weight training. (I’ve been lifting in a gym and studying weight training for 31 years and have watched this too many times, […]Read more "Leg Days"
Winter is here and I am a firm believer in riding right through it. Although, there are days that are simply indoor days (snow, sleet, 60 mph winds, sub-zero temps) there are also a lot of days that are acceptable for training in the cold. The key is two-fold for me: I must be motivated and […]Read more "Cold Weather Cycling"